can anyone help me with this? I'm not sure what it means by state the excluded values, or how to properly simplify this?

2x-12

________

x^2-5x-6

times

x+1

__________

x^2-16x+64

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- Feb 19th 2013, 04:47 PMhossaimSimplify and state excluded values?
can anyone help me with this? I'm not sure what it means by state the excluded values, or how to properly simplify this?

2x-12

________

x^2-5x-6

times

x+1

__________

x^2-16x+64 - Feb 19th 2013, 05:00 PMperuvianRe: Simplify and state excluded values?
2x-16=2(x-6), x^2-5x-6=(x-6)(x+1), x^2-16x+64=(x-8)^2

So we have

2(x-6)(x+1)/[(x-6)(x+1)(x-8)(x-8)]= 2/(x-8)^2

I think state excluded values are undefined values which in this case would be x=8 - Feb 19th 2013, 05:01 PMperuvianRe: Simplify and state excluded values?
hope this helps