Multiply or divide, write each answer in lowest terms.

3x^3-5x-2

------------

x-2

times

x-3

----

x+1

Where do i begin?

(corrected, format looked odd before)

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- Apr 7th 2009, 11:26 PMTenskypooLowest terms
Multiply or divide, write each answer in lowest terms.

3x^3-5x-2

------------

x-2

times

x-3

----

x+1

Where do i begin?

(corrected, format looked odd before) - Apr 7th 2009, 11:52 PMJhevon
- Apr 8th 2009, 12:02 AMTenskypoo
after doing

i came up with

which eliminates the x-2 from the bottom of the other problem, leaving me with 3x+1? - Apr 8th 2009, 12:20 AMJhevon
- Apr 8th 2009, 12:25 AMTenskypoo
well i have to multiply

by x-3 over x+1, how do i do that?

i want to GUESS. a heavy guess. that you rule out x+1 and you're left with x-3 over 3, or vise versa. - Apr 8th 2009, 12:44 AMJhevon
- Apr 8th 2009, 12:50 AMTenskypoo
I don't want to seem like a complete idiot, but could you possibly show me what the final set up before multiplying should be?

- Apr 8th 2009, 01:16 AMJhevon