# Math Help - simplify

1. ## simplify

Simplify the following:

3p - 2 / p^2 + 2p - 24 - p - 3 / p^2 - 16

2. i dont know why i cant post it the correct way

3. Originally Posted by Mccoy31
Simplify the following:

3p - 2 / p^2 + 2p - 24 - p - 3 / p^2 - 16
I can't understand what you're trying to ask. I'm going to take a guess and say its $\frac{3p-2}{p^2+2p-24}-\frac{p-3}{p^2-16}$??

From now on, try using the built in feature we have in the forums. Use the \frac{}{} command w/in the math tags. i.e. $$\frac{x^2-2x+1}{x^2-4x+4}$$ gives us $\frac{x^2-2x+1}{x^2-4x+4}$. You can learn more about this code in the LaTeX Help Forum.

4. use latex, or use parentheses ...

(3p - 2)/(p^2 + 2p - 24) - (p - 3)/(p^2 - 16)