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Math Help - [SOLVED] multiply algebraic fractions

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    [SOLVED] multiply algebraic fractions

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    x^2-x-6 * x^2-6x
    x-6 x^2+2x-15

    I know that my LCD is (x-6)(x-3)(x+5)

    x^2-6x simplifies to x(x-6)

    my problem is x^2-x-6 does it simplify to x(x-1-6)??
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    Quote Originally Posted by seders99 View Post
    Need help...

    x^2-x-6 * x^2-6x
    x-6 x^2+2x-15

    I know that my LCD is (x-6)(x-3)(x+5)

    x^2-6x simplifies to x(x-6)

    my problem is x^2-x-6 does it simplify to x(x-1-6)??
    Note quite

    x^2-x-6=(x-3)(x+2)
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    so my answer is....

    x(x+2)
    x+5


    Correct??
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    \frac{x(x-3)(x+2)(x-6)}{(x-6)(x-3)(x+5)} = \frac{x(x+2)}{(x+5)}
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