College Algebra (10th Edition)

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Chapter 5 - Section 5.2 - Properties of Rational Functions - 5.2 Assess Your Understanding: 13

Answer

Option d

Work Step by Step

Something is in lowest terms if nothing in the numerator and the denominator can be canceled. Thus, in the case given, if $p(x)$ and $q(x)$ have no common factors, we see that nothing can be canceled, meaning that the function is in the lowest common terms.
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