The common denominator between 2a + 2h - 3 and 2a - 3 is their product, (2a + 2h - 3)(2a - 3):
Multiply the two sets of fractions in the numerator:
Now that the denominators are the same you can subtract the fractions:
I'm doing some math over the summer for fun. I have a very weak background in math, but have come around and thoroughly enjoy it. Can someone explain what is going on with this problem involving Newton's Quotient?
I was doing fine, until I hit some a algebra concept I'm unfamiliar with. It's the third photo were my pencil is pointing to. The numerator suddenly become 15(2a-3)-15(2a+2h-3). I don't understand how that is.
Hello, MathIsCreative!
I'm doing some math over the summer for fun. . Good for you!
5, Evaluate Newton's Quotient for: .
Newton's Quotient: .
I like to break up Newton's Quotient into three steps:
. . 1. Find . . . replace with
. . 2. Subtract . . . find and subtract.
. . 3. Divide by
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