# SOLUTION: write rational in lowest terms? zw+4z-3w-12/zw+4z+5w+20 answer:z-3 /z+5 anyone know why the answer is z-3/z+5 with a full break down

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Rational-functions Question 234975: write rational in lowest terms? zw+4z-3w-12/zw+4z+5w+20 answer:z-3 /z+5 anyone know why the answer is z-3/z+5 with a full break down Answer by stanbon(57290)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!write rational in lowest terms? zw+4z-3w-12/zw+4z+5w+20 ----------------- Factor numerator and denominator to get: ------------- [z(w+4)-3(w+4)] / [z(w+4)+5(w+4)] ----- = [(w+4)(z-3)] / [(w+4)/(z+5)] --- Cancel the common factor , (x+4) to get: =(z-3)/(z+5) =================== Cheers, Stan H.