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 7.2 - Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions - Exercise Set - Page 498: 3



Work Step by Step

Factor each term then eliminate any factors that are common to numerators and denominators. Multiply numerator by numerator and denominator by denominator. $\frac{x}{3}\times\frac{12}{x+5}=\frac{x}{\big/\!\!\!3}\times\frac{\big/\!\!\!3\times4}{x+5}=\frac{4x}{x+5}$
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