As an example: (xsqr-2xy+ysqr)/x-y.

I am not sure how to superscript on this site, so I am using sqr to represent a squared varfiable.

If someone can remind me of the basic method, I think I will remember it pretty quickly!(Sweating)

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- Aug 12th 2008, 05:13 PMcrrh@earthlink.netDividing equations? Long time--have forgotten how
As an example: (xsqr-2xy+ysqr)/x-y.

I am not sure how to superscript on this site, so I am using sqr to represent a squared varfiable.

If someone can remind me of the basic method, I think I will remember it pretty quickly!(Sweating) - Aug 12th 2008, 06:17 PMPn0yS0ld13r
Original expression:

$\displaystyle \dfrac{x^{2}-2xy+y^{2}}{x-y}$

Factoring the numerator,

$\displaystyle \dfrac{\left(x-y\right)^{2}}{x-y}$

Simplifying,

$\displaystyle x-y$

So

$\displaystyle \dfrac{x^{2}-2xy+y^{2}}{x-y} = {\dfrac{\left(x-y\right)^{2}}{x-y}}={x-y}$. - Aug 12th 2008, 06:54 PMcrrh@earthlink.net
It has been 25 years since I had to do this--it came back very quickly with your example--thank you!! (Bow)