I have a fraction that needs simplifying and I think that I have it right, I just want to make sure my method is right.
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The fraction is: (2x^2+x-6)/(2x+4)
My simplification is: (3x+3)/2
My method is: (2x^2+x-6)/(2x+4) >> (2x-3)(x-2)/2x+4 >> (2x-3)(x+2)/(2x+4) >> (3x+3)/2
thank you in advance!!!!
Drakmord
Ah.....I see, that is why my answer made so much trouble for me, I did not work it out properly.
Let me make sure I have this straight,what you are saying is:
(2x^2+x-6)/(2x+4) >> (2x-3)(x+2)/2(x+2) NOT "(2x-3)(x-2)/2x+4" like I said before. Therefore, (2x-3)(x+2)/2(x+2) >> (2x-3)(x+2)/2(x+2) >> (2x-3)/2 >> x-3.
Is that correct?
Thanks again.
Drakmord