# Rational Expressions

1. Jul 14, 2005

### shorty_47_2000

I was wondering if someone could check these questions to make sure that I am doing these correctly. I have attached a few questions in word document as I could not type it properly on here.

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2. Jul 14, 2005

### HallsofIvy

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$$\frac{5x^ 2- 20}{x^2+14x+24}= \frac{5(x^2-4)}{(x+12)(x+2)}$$

x2- 4 can be factored and this simplifies more.

$$$$\frac{25}{12x^2y}$$$$\frac{3y^3}{10x}$$= \frac{5y^2}{8x^2}$$

Carefully count the number of 'x's in the denominators.

$$$$\frac{x^2-25}{12x^2}$$$$\frac{9x}{2x^2+10x}$$= \frac{3(x-5)}{18x^2}$$

How did the "9" in the numerator become "3"?