Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 5 - Exponents and Polynomials - 5.5 - Dividing by Binomials - Problem Set 5.5 - Page 218: 42


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Work Step by Step

If you multiply $x-4$ by the answer, you will eventually multiply +1 by -4. This gives $-4$. However, in the numerator of the original fraction, there is a $-8$, so it is clear that this cannot be the correct answer.
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