Reduce to the lowest terms.

_x + 4__ __x + 4__

x^2-x-12 + x^2 + 5x + 6

__3_ __c - 4___ __5__

4c+2 - 2c^2+c - 6c

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- August 2nd 2006, 09:11 PMpashahReducing Fractions
Reduce to the lowest terms.

_x + 4__ __x + 4__

x^2-x-12 + x^2 + 5x + 6

__3_ __c - 4___ __5__

4c+2 - 2c^2+c - 6c - August 3rd 2006, 12:07 AMearbothQuote:

Originally Posted by**pashah**

1rst problem:

Factorize the denominators and you'll get:

. Put the common factor in front of a bracket:

. Now rearrange the terms in the bracket. You can factorize the numerator again. The final result should be:

. But as you see, you can't simplify this fraction (maybe there is a typo?)

2nd problem

Factorize (if possible) the denominators:

The common denominator is 6c(2c+1). Expand all fractions:

Add all terms of the numerators:

Greetings

EB