On my process of obtaining the IF for solving a differential equation, I got stuck with an equation as following. This could be a very simple algebra problem, but I just can't do it. Would someone tell me if I can factor the numerators by (x^4 + 1) for the first equation and by (x^4 -1) for the second equation so that I can have only x or y as a variable?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

[(x^4 - 1) - (5*x^4 + 1)]/x*(x^4+1) = (-4*x^4 - 2)/x(x^4 + 1)

= -2(2*x^4 +1)/x(x^4 + 1)

[(5*x^4 + 1) - (x^4 - 1)]/y*(x^4-1) = (4x^4 + 2)/y(x^4 - 1)

=2(2*x^4 + 1)/y(x^4 - 1)

Thanks for your help in advance.

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# Homework Help: Can I factor it?

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