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**snakeyesxlaw** Perform the indicated operations and simplify. (note: special product (factoring) formulas)

( (8 x^3) / (x - 1) ) / ( (2 x^2) / (x^3 - 1) )

= ( (8x^3) / (x-1) ) * ( (x^3-1) / (2x^2) ) /* multiply by the reciprocal of the denominator

= ( (4x) / (x-1) ) * ( (x^3-1) ) /* Simplified

= ( (4x^4 - 4x) / (x-1) ) /* Product

okay, where does the solution go from there, assuming everything was done correctly up to that point?

the solution should be similar to: ___ x^3 + ___ x^2 + ___ x + ___