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    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,
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    \frac{ab-b^2}{2a-2b} = \frac{b(a-b)}{2(a-b)} = \frac{b}{2}
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    Smile Thank you

    That was quick...
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    Quote Originally Posted by planolerachel View Post
    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. Thank you!
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