Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321726391
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Chapter 7 - Section 7.1 - Simplifying Rational Expressions - Exercise Set: 33

Answer

$\dfrac{-5a-5b}{a+b}=-5$

Work Step by Step

$\dfrac{-5a-5b}{a+b}$ Take out common factor $-5$ in the numerator. Then, simplify: $\dfrac{-5a-5b}{a+b}=\dfrac{-5(a+b)}{a+b}=-5$
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