I am having problems understanding this. Could someone explain how to arrive at the answer for this problem .(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

(-5/2)(x)(x+3)^(-3/2) + (5)(x+3)^(-1/2)

Thank you

It says to factor and simplify. Express the answer as a fraction without negative exponents.

This is where I get to

(-5x/2)(1/cubed root of (x+3)^3) + 5 / (cubed root of x+3 )

edit here is more i got

-5x/2(x+3)^2) + 5/(x+3)

get common denominator times the second by x+3 then by 2

so

-5x/2(x+3)^2 + 10x + 30 / 2(x+3)^2

I assume I have to get a common denominator but I am unsure of how to do that with negative fraction exponents that are not already equal.

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# Homework Help: Advanced Algebra, factor and simplify

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