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Homework Help: Need help factoring

  1. Mar 22, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    x^2-x+1/x+1 -1/2


    2. Relevant equations
    need help factoring this


    3. The attempt at a solution

    A common denominator would be 2(x+1) but that does not change my numerator
     
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  3. Mar 22, 2008 #2
    what is your GCD?
     
  4. Mar 22, 2008 #3
    I think I got it, common deno is 2(x+1), which gives you 2x^2-3x+1/2(x+1) and that factors into (x-1)(2x-1)/2(x+1) Right?
     
  5. Mar 23, 2008 #4
    Yes it is correct!
     
  6. Mar 24, 2008 #5

    HallsofIvy

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    Assuming your original expression is (x^2-x+1)/(x+1)- 1/2, then it is correct.
    Please use parentheses!
     
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