Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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Chapter 7 - Section 7.2 - Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions - Exercise Set: 3

Answer

$\dfrac{8x}{2}\cdot\dfrac{x^{5}}{4x^{2}}=x^{4}$

Work Step by Step

$\dfrac{8x}{2}\cdot\dfrac{x^{5}}{4x^{2}}$ Multiply both rational expression and simplify by removing repeated factors in the numerator and the denominator: $\dfrac{8x}{2}\cdot\dfrac{x^{5}}{4x^{2}}=\dfrac{(8x)(x^{5})}{(2)(4x^{2})}=\dfrac{8x^{6}}{8x^{2}}=x^{4}$
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