# SOLUTION: Hello, Can someone help me with this problem. I cant seem to get it. 2x + 6 ----------- 4x^2 + 12x I wasnt sure how to put the exponent in so i put it as ^2

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 Question 127499: Hello, Can someone help me with this problem. I cant seem to get it. 2x + 6 ----------- 4x^2 + 12x I wasnt sure how to put the exponent in so i put it as ^2Found 3 solutions by checkley71, stanbon, bucky:Answer by checkley71(8403)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!(2x+6)/(4x^2+12x) 2(x+3)/4x(x+3) 1/2x answer. Answer by stanbon(60778)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!2x + 6 ----------- 4x^2 + 12x ==================== (2(x+3)) / (4x(x+3)) Cancel to get: = 1/x ======== Cheers, Stan H. Answer by bucky(2189)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Given: . . To simplify this, start with the numerator and factor 2 from each of its terms to get: . . Next go to the denominator and factor 4x from each of its terms to change the problem to: . . Notice now that the term (x + 3) is common to the numerator and the denominator so it can be canceled out as follows: . . and you are left with: . . But the 2 in the numerator divides into the 4 of the denominator 2 times. So this term reduces to: . . and this is the simplified form of what you were originally given. . Hope this helps you to understand the problem. .