# SOLUTION: 4) [-2/(x^2 + 10x + 24)] - [4/(x + 4)] Subtraction and simplify

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Polynomials-and-rational-expressions Question 88248: 4) [-2/(x^2 + 10x + 24)] - [4/(x + 4)] Subtraction and simplify Answer by tutor_paul(490)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! First step is to factor the denominator in the first term. This will simplify the process of finding the LCD, which is necessary to perform the subtraction: Now I can see that my LCD is (x+4)(x+6), so let's rewrite the second term: Simplifying the 2nd term a little: Combine the terms: Good Luck, tutor_paul@yahoo.com