Help reducing a fraction to lowest terms...

Hi guys,

I'm new here, been reading some questions for a while just out of curiosity, learned a thing or two along the way!

I'm doing my homework and I'm stuck on this problem. I need to reduce the following fraction to lowest terms. What do you guys think would be the best way to go about it? I'm getting a bit confused as to where I should start...

https://webwork.mathstat.concordia.c...1e48f9d4e1.png

Thanks a lot guys! I appreciate the help!

Egoyan

Re: Help reducing a fraction to lowest terms...

Of course, you want to factor those and see if anything in numerator and denominator cancel.

Looking at these, I think you want to use a couple of "well known" products: and .

For example, where I have taken x= a+ 6 and y= b- 6.

And, with and . Then, further .

Re: Help reducing a fraction to lowest terms...

Ah! I see. Thanks a lot! I'm going to try this way.