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63. 65. 67. 69. 71. 73. 75. 77. 79. 80. 81. 82. 83. 84. 85. 87. 89. 91. 93. 94. 95. 96. 97. 98. 99. 100. ͑x ϩ 3͒͑x ϩ 4͒ 64. ͑x Ϫ 5͒͑x ϩ 10͒ ͑3x Ϫ 5͒͑2x ϩ 1͒ 66. ͑7x Ϫ 2͒͑4x Ϫ 3͒ ͑x ϩ 10͒͑x Ϫ 10͒ 68. ͑2x ϩ 3͒͑2x Ϫ 3͒ ͑x ϩ 2y͒͑x Ϫ 2y͒ 70. ͑4a ϩ 5b͒͑4a Ϫ 5b͒ 2 ͑2x ϩ 3͒ 72. ͑5 Ϫ 8x͒ 2 ͑x ϩ 1͒ 3 74. ͑x Ϫ 2͒ 3 ͑2x Ϫ y͒ 3 76. ͑3x ϩ 2y͒ 3 3 2 ͑4x Ϫ 3͒ 78. ͑8x ϩ 3͒2 ͑x 2 Ϫ x ϩ 1͒͑x 2 ϩ x ϩ 1͒ ͑x 2 ϩ 3x Ϫ 2͒͑x 2 Ϫ 3x Ϫ 2͒ ͑Ϫx2 ϩ x Ϫ 5͒͑3x2 ϩ 4x ϩ 1͒ ͑2x2 Ϫ x ϩ 4͒͑x2 ϩ 3x ϩ 2͒ ͓͑m Ϫ 3͒ ϩ n͔͓͑m Ϫ 3͒ Ϫ n͔ ͓͑x Ϫ 3y͒ ϩ z͔͓͑x Ϫ 3y͒ Ϫ z͔ ͓͑x Ϫ 3͒ ϩ y͔2 86.

A b и c ϭ a, иc b c 0 46 Chapter P Prerequisites The key to success in simplifying rational expressions lies in your ability to factor polynomials. When simplifying rational expressions, be sure to factor each polynomial completely before concluding that the numerator and denominator have no factors in common. Example 2 WARNING / CAUTION In Example 2, do not make the mistake of trying to simplify further by dividing out terms. xϩ6 xϩ6 ϭ ϭxϩ2 3 3 Remember that to simplify fractions, divide out common factors, not terms.

Sometimes it may be necessary to change the sign of a factor by factoring out ͑Ϫ1͒ to simplify a rational expression, as shown in Example 3. Example 3 Write Simplifying Rational Expressions 12 ϩ x Ϫ x2 in simplest form. 2x2 Ϫ 9x ϩ 4 Solution 12 ϩ x Ϫ x2 ͑4 Ϫ x͒͑3 ϩ x͒ ϭ 2 2x Ϫ 9x ϩ 4 ͑2x Ϫ 1͒͑x Ϫ 4͒ ϭ Factor completely. Ϫ ͑x Ϫ 4͒͑3 ϩ x͒ ͑2x Ϫ 1͒͑x Ϫ 4͒ ϭϪ 3ϩx , x 2x Ϫ 1 4 ͑4 Ϫ x͒ ϭ Ϫ ͑x Ϫ 4͒ Divide out common factors. Now try Exercise 39. In this text, when a rational expression is written, the domain is usually not listed with the expression.