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    Unhappy Simplifying Expression

    I think I'm over-thinking this problem and I need some help.

    4(2x2+y3)(3x2)
    6x(x2+y3)(x+y)

    How can this be simplified?
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    Re: Simplifying Expression

    There is not much that you can do. It is only one x and 6 that gets cancelled from the numerator and denominator.
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    Re: Simplifying Expression

    Hello, Gisella!

    We can reduce it a little . . .


    \text{Simplify: }\:\frac{4(2x^2+y^3)(3x^2)}{6x(x^2+y^3)(x+y)}

    We have: . \frac{12x^2(2x^2+y^2)}{6x(x^2+y^3)(x+y)}

    Reduce: . \frac{{\color{red}\rlap{//}}12\,^2\cdot{\color{green}\rlap{//}} x^2\,^x \cdot (2x^2+y^3)}{{\color{red}\rlap{/}}6\cdot {\color{green}\rlap{/}}x\cdot(x^2+y^3)(x+y)}

    Answer: . \frac{2x(2x^2+y^3)}{(x^2+y^3)(x+y)}
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