1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Factor x + 5+ 6x^-1 Factor x^(3/2) + 2x^(1/2) - 8x^(-1/2) 2. Relevant equations None given. 3. The attempt at a solution I have tried factoring normally, it's just not working out though (for either part of the question.) I've never had to deal with this in a math class before, but my teacher is doing this as part of a review before calculus. If someone could show me what I need to do, I would really appreciate it and would be able to apply it to the rest of the worksheet.