Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

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

Chapter 7 - Section 7.1 - Rational Expressions and Their Simplification - Exercise Set - Page 492: 65



Work Step by Step

Simplifying Rational Expressions 1. Factor the numerator and the denominator completely. 2. Divide both the numerator and the denominator by any common factors. --- Numerator = $2(2x-3)$ Denominator = $-(2x-3)$ Expression = $\displaystyle \frac{2(2x-3)}{-(2x-3)}$ ... divide both with the common factor: $(2x-3))$ Expression = $\displaystyle \frac{2}{-1}$ = $-2$
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