Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321726391
ISBN 13: 978-0-32172-639-1

Chapter 7 - Section 7.5 - Integrated Review - Summary on Rational Expressions - Page 527: 18



Work Step by Step

$\dfrac{4}{(2x-5)^2}+\dfrac{x+1}{2x-5}$ is a rational expression $\dfrac{4}{(2x-5)^2}+\dfrac{x+1}{2x-5} = \dfrac{4(2x-5)+(x+1)(2x-5)^2}{(2x-5)^2(2x-5)} = \dfrac{(2x-5)[4+(x+1)(2x-5)]}{(2x-5)^2(2x-5)} = \dfrac{4+(x+1)(2x-5)}{(2x-5)^2} = \dfrac{4+2x^2-5x+2x-5}{(2x-5)^2} = \dfrac{2x^2-3x-1}{(2x-5)^2}$
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