Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281140
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-114-9

Chapter 11 - Rational Expressions and Functions - 11-1 Simplifying Rational Expressions - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises - Page 668: 37



Work Step by Step

(Factor -1 from the denominator) $\frac{4a^{2}-8a-5}{-1(2a^{2}+a-15)}$ (Factor the quadratic in the numerator) $\frac{(2a+1)(2a-5)}{-1(2a^{2}+a-15)}$ (Factor the quadratic in the denominator) $\frac{(2a+1)(2a-5)}{-1(2a-5)(a+3)}$ (Divide by the common factor 2a-5) $-\frac{2a+1}{a+3}$
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