Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13417-805-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-805-9

Chapter 5 - Review Exercises - Page 416: 66


$$3x^3 - 2x + 6$$

Work Step by Step

Taking a look at the numerator of this rational expression, we see that the factor $6x$ is common to all three terms, so $6x$ is called the greatest common factor. We can simplify this expression by factoring out the greatest common factor to get: $$\frac{6x(3x^3 - 2x + 6)}{6x}$$ Since we have $6x$ in both the numerator and denominator, they cancel each other out. We now have: $$3x^3 - 2x + 6$$
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