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Multiplying and Dividing PolynomialsI am having a hard time understanding how to do these correctly. Could someone please help explain how to do them step by step? "The thing about quotes on the Internet is you cannot confirm their validity" ~Abraham Lincoln #2 20121207 00:29:40
Re: Multiplying and Dividing Polynomialshi demha Now you could simplify the top first but, looking at the later ones, it is probably better to split into two fractions. Can you finish this one from here? Bob You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei #3 20121209 17:51:18
Re: Multiplying and Dividing PolynomialsSorry I haven't answered sooner. I have been busy with other matters. "The thing about quotes on the Internet is you cannot confirm their validity" ~Abraham Lincoln #4 20121209 17:58:33
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No it will become 1 'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #5 20121209 21:03:56
Re: Multiplying and Dividing PolynomialsSo you don't reduce them? "The thing about quotes on the Internet is you cannot confirm their validity" ~Abraham Lincoln #7 20121210 20:06:42
Re: Multiplying and Dividing PolynomialsSo that would be set as: "The thing about quotes on the Internet is you cannot confirm their validity" ~Abraham Lincoln #8 20121210 20:16:33
Re: Multiplying and Dividing Polynomialshi demha, You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei #9 20121210 22:57:09
Re: Multiplying and Dividing Polynomials3. "The thing about quotes on the Internet is you cannot confirm their validity" ~Abraham Lincoln #10 20121211 00:36:02
Re: Multiplying and Dividing Polynomialshi demha, Cancel the 4 top and bottom and one x top and bottom to leave Bob You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei #12 20121211 13:14:19
Re: Multiplying and Dividing PolynomialsThat is correct! In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #15 20121212 21:17:39
Re: Multiplying and Dividing Polynomials2(x – 1) + 3(x – 1) / (x – 1) "The thing about quotes on the Internet is you cannot confirm their validity" ~Abraham Lincoln #17 20121213 16:46:41
Re: Multiplying and Dividing PolynomialsGlad to know I'm on the right track. "The thing about quotes on the Internet is you cannot confirm their validity" ~Abraham Lincoln #18 20121213 18:20:12
Re: Multiplying and Dividing PolynomialsHi; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #20 20121213 19:59:09
Re: Multiplying and Dividing Polynomials#5 "The thing about quotes on the Internet is you cannot confirm their validity" ~Abraham Lincoln #21 20121213 20:17:18
Re: Multiplying and Dividing Polynomials#5 At this stage you can divide each part and then simplify. (32x) goes into (2x3) exactly minus 1 times Let's get this one finished and then we can look at 8 and 9. Bob  I also have two more having some trouble with: 8. 15x^7 – 45x^5 / 3x4 19. (3x – 2)(x  4) – (x  4)(6 – 5x) / (4 – x)(8x – 1) You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei #22 20121213 21:38:21
Re: Multiplying and Dividing Polynomials[3x^2(2x  3) + 27x^3(2x  3)] / [3x(3 – 2x)] "The thing about quotes on the Internet is you cannot confirm their validity" ~Abraham Lincoln #23 20121213 22:05:42
Re: Multiplying and Dividing PolynomialsWait, I think it just becomes x(1) "The thing about quotes on the Internet is you cannot confirm their validity" ~Abraham Lincoln 