erg. it formatted that weirdly.
7x*squared* - 14x
________________
4x*squared* -1
is being reduced to:
7x
______
4(x+2)
I am taking an intermediate algebra course and am stumped on one topic. We are doing complex polynomial fractions and I can figure out how they are simplifying one type of problem. Here is an example:
7 14
___ - ____ 7x^{2} -14x 7x
x x^{2 }___________________ ____________
_________________________ I keep coming up with but am told the answer is simplified to
4 16 4x^{2} -16 4(x+2)
____ - ____
x x^{3}
Please help me understand how this is being simplified. THANKS!!!!