the problem is: (x^2 - y^2)^2 / x^2 + 2xy + y2 the answer is supposed to be: x^2 - 2xy +y2 i get to x^2 - 2x^2y^2 + y^2 / 2xy what am i missing? thanks
Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+
Originally Posted by cornman the problem is: (x^2 - y^2)^2 / x^2 + 2xy + y2 the answer is supposed to be: x^2 - 2xy +y2 i get to x^2 - 2x^2y^2 + y^2 / 2xy what am i missing? thanks You need to split your numerator into and FOIL it to get then cancel.
Originally Posted by cornman the problem is: (x^2 - y^2)^2 / x^2 + 2xy + y2 the answer is supposed to be: x^2 - 2xy +y2 i get to x^2 - 2x^2y^2 + y^2 / 2xy what am i missing? thanks
View Tag Cloud