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 Question 128728: can you tell me how to find the LCM the easiest way? I have looked at all your examples but it is not my particular problem. It's hard for me.This problem is not in a book its a handout. Can you please help me? This is the problem: 3x/x^2-8x+12 and x+1/x-2 (those are actually a division bars) Click here to see answer by stanbon(57967)

 Question 128896: g(x)=(2x^2-2)/(x^2+3x) How do I find... Domain for g? Vertical asymptote of g, horizontal asymptote, x and y intercept. THanks for help in advance! Click here to see answer by solver91311(17077)

 Question 128921: This is adding a rational expression. I have been trying on this all weekend but can't get it. I keep mixing up the steps. Please show how to get this. answer. This is one problem. In the preview it looks funny, but these are two fractions with a plus sign in the middle. I hope you can view it. Thanks The ISBN is 0-536-536-26961-0 page 419 # 36 3x + 2 (x-2) -------- + ------ 3x + 6 x^2 -4 Click here to see answer by MathLover1(6812)

 Question 128946: How wuld you solve (x^4)^2 (x^-1)^-4 ??/?and (5w^8)^2 ?? Thanks!! Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 129035: I have 2 problems that I am stumped on x^2-xy/y times y^2/2x-2y how do I cancel the GCF ---------------------------------------------------------------------- [(x^2-xy)/y]*[y^2/(2x-2y)] [x(x-y)/y]*[y^2/2(x-y)] now cancel out the (x-y) & one of the y terms. x*y/2=xy/2 answer. Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 129038: 25-x^2/12 multiply 6/x-5 I cancel 25 and 5, 12 and 6 5-x^2(1)/2(x-1)? Click here to see answer by MathLover1(6812)

 Question 129151: I am horrible at word problems. And I am not understanding polynomials or trinomials very well. could someone help me with this problem? The amount of an investment of P dollars for t years at simple interest rate r is given by A = P + Prt. 1.) Rewrite this formula by factoring out the greatest common factor on the right-hand side. 2.) Find A if \$8300 is invested for 3 years at a simple interest rate of 15% thanks so much for the help Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 129175: This is subtracting a rational equation. I am not able to get it. Page 444 problem # 40 ( ISBN 0536269610) 5 30 ___ - ______ = 1 y-3 y^2-9 or... 5/(y-3) - 30/y^2-9 = 1 Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6294)

 Question 129273: 1. Is it possible to generalize a condition for creating any two binomials whose sum is a monomial, and two binomials whose sum is a trinomial? 2. Can you think of a condition under which the product of any two binomials is a binomial? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57967)

 Question 129401: the problem is this: 9x + 4y -6x - 5y Click here to see answer by 303795(595)
 Question 129401: the problem is this: 9x + 4y -6x - 5y Click here to see answer by apachemexican1(64)

 Question 129389: Perfect Squares. Find a positive integer such that the integer increased by 1 is a perfect square and one-half of the integer increased by 1 is a perfect square. Also find the next two larger positive integers that have this same property. (this is what I put x^2+1+1/2x^2+1) Click here to see answer by 303795(595)

 Question 129433: I have to solve for x. a/3 = x/21 Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6294)

 Question 129481: i do not understand how to get the answer to the following: 9 - 8x = x^2 i know the answer is x=-9 and x=1 but i do not know how to get that answer thank you Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 129483: I am confused, do I need to do long division for this problem? The question reads: A triangular sail has an area of x^2 + 5x +6 square meters and a height of x + 3 meters. Find the length of the sail's base..Can someone help me? Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28715)

 Question 129549: i am doing factoring using the distributive property so i have a problem like this 7x+49 Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6294)

 Question 129562: find all of the other roots of the polynomial equation x^5-x^3-8x^2+8=0 Click here to see answer by chitra(359)

 Question 129593: If P(x) is a fifth degree polynomial and Q(x) is a fourth degree polynomial, what can be said about the degree of P(x) - Q(x)? What I need is an example of this. Thank you Click here to see answer by ilana(307)

 Question 129588: I know that it is possible to add two polynomianls each of degree 3, and have the sum be a polynomial of degree 2, what I need is to see an example of this please. Thank you Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28715)

 Question 129592: If P(x)is a third degree polynomial and Q(x) is a fourth degree polynomial what can be said about the degree of P(x)+ Q(x). What I need here is an examples of polynomials that support this. thank you Click here to see answer by chitra(359)

 Question 129603: Please break this problem down for me step by step. I do not understand how the answer is achieved. I have the answer from the answer key in my book and i have tried to understand how it was reached but it seems it is beyond my capability at this point. Here is the problem: 4x^3-6x^2-6x+9 Any help will be greatly appreciated!! Mathematically challenged, Ron Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6294)

 Question 129666: solve the equation. check your solution. b squaured minus 7b plus 12 equals 0 Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 129587: I know that it is possible to add two polynomianls each of degree 3, and have the sum be a polynomial of degree 2, what I need is to see an example of this please. Thank you Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 129760: . Use FOIL to multiply: (4x – 9)(3x – 5) Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2052)

 Question 129769: this question was on a test and i dont kno if it can factored anymore than it is. Please help, this is what i did. equation is: 2w^4-5w^2-3 / w^4+11w^2+24 what i did: let w^2=x 2x^2-5x-3 / x^2+11x+24 (2x+1)(x-3) / (x+8)(x+3) Can I simplify it anymore??? Click here to see answer by oscargut(900)

 Question 129770: This is a worksheet. All it says is to factor 2p^2-9p+10. I have tried (2p-2)(p-5); (2p-2)(p-5); (2p-10)(p-1); and (2p-1)(p-10). Can you please show me what I am doing wrong. Thank you Click here to see answer by oscargut(900)

 Question 129759: 3. For f(x) = 5x – 4, find f(-1). Click here to see answer by oscargut(900)

 Question 129758: 2. Convert to scientific notation (here you may use x as multiplication): 0.00452 Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9817)

 Question 129777: This one can solved by writing as it in long division. Most of mine had ben easy but this one a lot different then the others. 7x^2+x-8/x-1 Click here to see answer by stanbon(57967)

 Question 129789: I need help with finding the horizontal asymptotes of this function f(x)=x2/x2-9 Click here to see answer by oscargut(900)

 Question 129792: I need help with finding this question if x varies directly as t2, and x=63 when t=3. I need to find x when t=6. Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9817)

 Question 129793: I need help with this question if x varies inversely as y2, and x=2 when y=24. I need to find x when y=6. Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6294)

 Question 129791: I need help with this question y varies inversely as v, and y=30 when v=6. I need to find y when v=36 Click here to see answer by stanbon(57967)

 Question 129812: I need help with finding the vertex of the parabola f(x)=3x2-18x+32 Click here to see answer by stanbon(57967)

 Question 129814: I need help with this question I need to find all possible rational roots of the equation f(x)=3x3-x2+6x-9 Click here to see answer by stanbon(57967)

 Question 129819: I need help for this question given one of the zeros of the polynomial, find the remaining zeros 4x4-8x3-x2+8x-3=0, x=-1 Click here to see answer by stanbon(57967)

 Question 129820: I need help with this question; what is the depressed equation after the given polynomial is divided by the given fator f(x)=3x4-11x3+10x-4, factor (x+1) Click here to see answer by stanbon(57967)

 Question 129817: I need help in determining which of the following binomials is a factor of the given polynomial p(x)=x4+4x3+2x2-4x-3 Click here to see answer by stanbon(57967)

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