4x^2-9

(2x^3)+(3x^2)+8x+12

Anyone know how to simplify this equation?

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- Sep 18th 2008, 11:03 AMgearshifterEquation Simplification
__4x^2-9__

(2x^3)+(3x^2)+8x+12

Anyone know how to simplify this equation? - Sep 18th 2008, 11:11 AM11rdc11
Does it look like this?

- Sep 18th 2008, 11:13 AMgearshifter
__4x^2-9_______________

2x^3+3x^2+8x+12

oh sorry, the top is over everything - Sep 18th 2008, 11:20 AMMoo
Hello,

Note that . This is the**difference of two squares**. (the formula is

For the denominator, I'm sorry to say it's just a eyeballing...

)

Now, you can see some interesting things. If not yet, group the terms with a common factor.

Factor x in the first term :

(Surprised)

Do you see it ? The factorisation of the denominator ?