# Simplifying Rational Expressions

• April 7th 2009, 12:09 PM
planolerachel
Simplifying Rational Expressions
I have this problem that I am not sure that I am doing it correctly

ab-b^2/2a-2b the answer that I came up with is b

any assistance would be appreciated.

Thanks,(Thinking)
• April 7th 2009, 12:11 PM
running-gag
Hi

$\frac{ab-b^2}{2a-2b} = \frac{b(a-b)}{2(a-b)} = \frac{b}{2}$
• April 7th 2009, 12:12 PM
planolerachel
Thank you
That was quick...(Clapping)
• April 7th 2009, 12:43 PM
stapel
Quote:

Originally Posted by planolerachel
ab-b^2/2a-2b the answer that I came up with is b

any assistance would be appreciated.

Please note that, in future, it will be easier to help you find any errors if you show how you got your answer. (Wink) Thank you!