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 Question 155229This question is from textbook elementary and intermediate algebra : Perform the indicated operation and reduce to lowest term. This is from a quiz. 4 + 4 _____ _____ a – b b – a Thank youThis question is from textbook elementary and intermediate algebra Answer by stanbon(57984)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!4(a-b) + 4/(b-a) ------------------- Note: Notice that b-a = -(a-b) -------------------------------- Modify the statement of the problem: = 4(a-b) + 4/(-(a-b)) = 4(a-b) - 4(a-b) = 0 ============== Cheers, Stan H.