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    Help EEEEP :[

    How would I solve this 3x2(righthand corner) - 2xy+ 2y2(righthand corner)
    x-y(under the problem)

    sorry if im like leaching off for help but I really don't understand ;/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aarxn
    How would I solve this 3x2(righthand corner) - 2xy+ 2y2(righthand corner)
    x-y(under the problem)

    sorry if im like leaching off for help but I really don't understand ;/
    It looks like you are asking us to solve:

    \frac{3x^2-2xy+2y^2}{x-y}.

    1. This is an expression and can't be "solved", you would need and equation
    if you want a solution (also a single equation in two variables does not
    generally have a unique solution).

    2. You could be asking for this to be simplified, but then this looks to me
    about as simplified as you are going to get.

    One supposed simplification could rearrange this as:

    <br />
\frac{3x^2-2xy+2y^2}{x-y}=3x+y+\frac{3y^2}{x-y}<br />
,

    but if anything this is more complicated than what you started with.

    RonL
    Last edited by CaptainBlack; June 10th 2006 at 10:50 PM.
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    I agree that the algebraic fraction cannot be solved. I also agree that the most likely question asked would be to simplify the fraction.

    If that was the case then one could proceed by factorising the numerator and denominator in turn to obtain similar factors(top & bottom) which can then be cancelled.

    However the question cannot be simplified due to terms given.

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