College Algebra (6th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-32178-228-3
ISBN 13: 978-0-32178-228-1

Chapter P - Prerequisites: Fundamental Concepts of Algebra - Concept and Vocabulary Check: 3

Answer

factoring, common factors

Work Step by Step

The method for simplifying a rational expression is explained on page 77. You must factor the numerator and denominator completely, and then divide both the numerator and the denominator by any common factors.
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