Precalculus: Mathematics for Calculus, 7th Edition

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1305071751
ISBN 13: 978-1-30507-175-9

Chapter 1 - Section 1.3 - Algebraic Expressions - 1.3 Exercises: 52


$x^{2}-x$ or $x(x-1)$

Work Step by Step

Transform square roots into exponents: $x^{3/2}(x^{1/2}-\frac{1}{x^{1/2}})$ Convert the fraction: $x^{3/2}(x^{1/2}-x^{-1/2})$ Work out the exponents: $x^{4/2}-x^{2/2}$ Simplify: $x^{2}-x$
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