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 - Page 489: 5



Work Step by Step

$\dfrac{x^{2}+8x+2}{x^{2}-x-6};$ $x=2$ Replace $x$ with $2$ and evaluate the operations: $\dfrac{(2)^{2}+8(2)+2}{(2)^{2}-2-6}=\dfrac{4+16+2}{4-2-6}=\dfrac{22}{-4}=-\dfrac{11}{2}$
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