# SOLUTION: Add or subtract as indicated. Express your results in simplest form 5a – 12/ a^2 – 8a + 15 – 3a – 2/ a^2 – 8a + 15

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Polynomials-and-rational-expressions Question 75961: Add or subtract as indicated. Express your results in simplest form 5a – 12/ a^2 – 8a + 15 – 3a – 2/ a^2 – 8a + 15Found 2 solutions by rmromero, funmath:Answer by rmromero(383)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!``` 5a – 12 3a – 2 ________________ - _________________ a^2 – 8a + 15 a^2 – 8a + 15 Notice that the denominators are the same so we add or subtract the numerator right away 5a – 12 - (3a – 2) _______________________ a^2 – 8a + 15 5a – 12 - 3a + 2 _______________________ a^2 – 8a + 15 2a – 10 _______________________ a^2 – 8a + 15 2(a - 5) ________________ (a - 5)(a + 3) 2 ________________ (a + 3) 2 __________ a + 3 Visit my website: http://onlinemathtutorial.tripod.com Thanks ```Answer by funmath(2925)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!I'm guessing as to where your fractions begin and end. It helps us if you put the whole numerator in parentheses and the whole denominator in parentheses. If I misinterpretted you, please let me know. Add or subtract as indicated. Express your results in simplest form 5a – 12/ a^2 – 8a + 15 – 3a – 2/ a^2 – 8a + 15 Happy Calculating!!!