Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321726391
ISBN 13: 978-0-32172-639-1

Chapter 7 - Section 7.1 - Simplifying Rational Expressions - Exercise Set: 34

Answer

$\dfrac{-4x-4y}{x+y}=-4$

Work Step by Step

$\dfrac{-4x-4y}{x+y}$ Take out common factor $-4$ in the numerator and simplify: $\dfrac{-4x-4y}{x+y}=\dfrac{-4(x+y)}{x+y}=-4$
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