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: 74


$\displaystyle \frac{x}{3} $

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 $: $ $xy-2x=x(y-2)$ Denominator: $3y-6=3(y-2)$ Expression = $\displaystyle \frac{x(y-2)}{3(y-2)}$ ... divide both with the common factor: $ (y-2)$ Expression = $\displaystyle \frac{x}{3} $
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