Algebra 2 (1st Edition)

Published by McDougal Littell
ISBN 10: 0618595414
ISBN 13: 978-0-61859-541-9

Chapter 8 Rational Functions - 8.6 Solve Rational Equations - 8.6 Exercises - Quiz for Lessons 8.4-8.6 - Page 595: 2



Work Step by Step

Multiplying the two expressions and then cancelling out like terms and factors in the numerator and the denominator, we find: $$\frac{\left(x^2-10x+16\right)\left(x-1\right)}{x^2-1}\\ \frac{\left(x-2\right)\left(x-8\right)\left(x-1\right)}{\left(x+1\right)\left(x-1\right)}\\ \frac{\left(x-2\right)\left(x-8\right)}{x+1}$$
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