3x^2-5x-2

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6x^3+2x^2+3x+1'

k. I simplified it down to this but i couldn't go any further.

(3x-1)(x+2)

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(6x^3+2x^2)+(3x+1)

Thanks for the help in advance.

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- Apr 1st 2006, 11:53 AMayanami_00Simplifying rational expressions
3x^2-5x-2

-----------------

6x^3+2x^2+3x+1'

k. I simplified it down to this but i couldn't go any further.

(3x-1)(x+2)

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(6x^3+2x^2)+(3x+1)

Thanks for the help in advance. - Apr 1st 2006, 03:43 PMThePerfectHackerQuote:

Originally Posted by**ayanami_00**

$\displaystyle (3x+1)(x-2)$

The denominator can be re-grouped as,

$\displaystyle 3x(2x^2+1)+(2x^2+1)$ thus,

$\displaystyle (3x+1)(2x^2+1)$

Thus, you have,

$\displaystyle \frac{(3x+1)(x-2)}{(3x+1)(2x^2+1)}$

Thus,

$\displaystyle \frac{x-2}{2x^2+1}$