College Algebra 7th Edition

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1305115546
ISBN 13: 978-1-30511-554-5

Chapter P, Prerequisites - Section P.7 - Rational Expressions - P.7 Exercises - Page 50: 3


numerators, denominators, $\frac{2x}{x^{2}+4x+3}$

Work Step by Step

To multiply two rational expressions, we multiply their ___numerators___ together and multiply their ___denominators___ together. So $\displaystyle \frac{2}{x+1}*\frac{x}{x+3}$ is the same as $\displaystyle \frac{2*x}{(x+1)(x+3)}=\frac{2x}{x^{2}+4x+3}$
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