1/ x^2-10x - 8

I know I have to solve for zero and factor it but when I do it just comes out 1, -5 but the awnser is -1 ,5 ... I just dont understand why ? Sorry math is the subject I struggle with most .Thank you

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- June 6th 2006, 03:35 PMstarbriteAlgebra question
1/ x^2-10x - 8

I know I have to solve for zero and factor it but when I do it just comes out 1, -5 but the awnser is -1 ,5 ... I just dont understand why ? Sorry math is the subject I struggle with most .Thank you - June 6th 2006, 03:45 PMThePerfectHackerQuote:

Originally Posted by**starbrite**

- June 6th 2006, 03:48 PMstarbrite
oh sorry its f(x)

I have to find the domain of the function . Thanks - June 6th 2006, 03:55 PMThePerfectHackerQuote:

Originally Posted by**starbrite**

It can be any value EXCEPT when the denominator is zero.

Thus,

Since this is not factorable use quadradic formula,

Simplfy,

Thus,

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To make things clearly, let me explain,

And, in the final step since the numbers shared a common factor namely 2 I divided it out. Important "you cannot cancel out of a sum" meaning you cannot cancel a 2 with the 10 and leave the other 2. You must to cancel both of them whenever you deal with add/subt. - June 6th 2006, 04:08 PMstarbrite
oh ok thank u so much