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, 10:26 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, 10:52 PMJhevon
- Apr 7th 2009, 11:02 PMTenskypoo
after doing

i came up with

which eliminates the x-2 from the bottom of the other problem, leaving me with 3x+1? - Apr 7th 2009, 11:20 PMJhevon
- Apr 7th 2009, 11:25 PMTenskypoo
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 7th 2009, 11:44 PMJhevon
- Apr 7th 2009, 11:50 PMTenskypoo
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, 12:16 AMJhevon