# SOLUTION: Perform the indicated operations and simplify. x-4/x-8 - x+1/x+8 + x-72/x^2 -64 These should look like 3 fractions.

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 Question 133103: Perform the indicated operations and simplify. x-4/x-8 - x+1/x+8 + x-72/x^2 -64 These should look like 3 fractions.Answer by vleith(2825)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Given: Simply: In order to combine the three terms, you need to have a common denominator. In this case, the least common denominator is So multiply the first term by and the second term by (note both values are equal to 1. This yields: Now multiply out (expand) the numeratiors to get: Collect terms in the numerator to get: