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3 over "x" plus 5 2015-02-23
From Kenny:
3 over "x" plus 5. I don't know this is either a polynomial and if so how would you define it.
Answered by Harley Weston.
Four less than three times a number is 14 2010-04-16
From David:
My daughter has two questions that we could use some help with.

First ?
Four less than three times a number is 14

Secound?
The quotient of -15 and w

Answered by Penny Nom.
The whole number that precedes a number w+3 2009-01-17
From Morgan:
write a variable expression for "The whole number that precedes a number w+3"
Answered by Penny Nom.
Algebraic fractions 2008-10-06
From Kayla:
(x^2-9)/x times (x^3-4x)/(x^2+5x+6)
Answered by Harley Weston.
The square root of a fraction 2008-08-24
From Lauren:
How do you solve square roots of fractions? Does the format change if it is either a proper or an improper fraction?

Ex. the square root of 1/4 or the square roots of 80/25

Answered by Penny Nom.
1/3-5/6=1/x, solve for x 2008-05-01
From Lavada:
1/3-5/6=1/x How do I solve this problem.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Simplify 5x^5/8 / 15x^2/12 2008-04-18
From Kyler:
5x^5/8 / 15x^2/12 Divide the rational expressions. Simplify the results.
Answered by Penny Nom.
How would I graph: x - 2 divided by x^2 - 4? 2008-03-19
From Sean:
How would I graph: x - 2 divided by x^2 - 4 using a method in extreme values of functions or completing the square

x - 2/ x^2-4

Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Simplifying square roots 2007-12-19
From Ciara:
How would you calculate 2 to the square root of 8 plus 4 to the square root of 2 minus 5 to the square root of 2?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Subtracting rational expressions 2007-10-09
From Pamela:
Subtract:
6p – w     __     4c + p
 w – 4             w – 4

Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Variable expressions - part 2 2007-09-04
From lisa:
how do I write a variable expression for word phrase example x less than = 2 or 2 less than p 4 fewer than job please help
Answered by Penny Nom.
Variable expressions 2007-09-04
From Eric:
how so i write a numerical or variable expression for each quantity. example two dozen eggs or d dozen eggs number of quarts ub a 3 gallons
Answered by Penny Nom.
Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions 2007-03-21
From Pricilla:
Pricilla

I do not know how to do this problem. Don't know where to start.

[(5)/(2x-8)]+[(3x^2+15)/(x^3-4x^2+5x-20)]

Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Simplifying exprressions 2006-11-06
From Jessica:
-21(a+2b)+14a-9b
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
How do you write a variable expression 2006-10-11
From Josh:
How do you write a variable expression for the following:

The amount of money Waldo has if he has $10 more than Joe and

How much weight Kirk can lift if he lifts 30 lbs more than his brother.

Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Rational expressions 2005-11-15
From Zach:
I can solve easy problems such as (x/2)+3=2+(3x/4). That is easy because the Lowest Common Denominator is 4. But what really gets me stuck is a problem like this one. (6/x-2) = ( 21/(x-2)(x+2) )+ 1.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Coefficients, constants and like terms 2005-10-05
From Elizabeth:
In the equation -8y+6ab+7-3ab what are the coefficients; the like terms and constants?
Answered by Penny.
A rational arithmetic expression 2005-09-14
From Vijay:
How to simplify following Grade 9 math problem:

(4/-9) X (-21/-32) X (-3/14)

Answered by Penny Nom.
Rational expressions 2004-09-24
From A student:
In general, I understand rational expressions except when it comes to solving problems such as:

x+y/2x-y - 2x/y-2x or m-4/3m-4 + 3m+2/4-3m

I am confounded by the issue of having to find a common denominator. For example, if I tried to solve these problems by multiplying both denominators they would still be uncommon.

Answered by Claude Tardif.
Rational expressions 2004-04-06
From Shivani:
I am in 11th grade Honors Algebra II. We are currently learning about adding and subtracting rational expressions. I looked at the other questions that were similar to that of mine, but they weren't quite answering my question. I have been working on many problems to practice and see if I can come up with the correct answer, but I can't, I got like 2 out of every 7 right on my school homework. I get the easy ones, where when you have to find the LCD, it's just the other denominator. But, on others you have to really think about it. Those are hard. Here are some of the problems that I cannot get at all: (x2 - 3x + 1)/(x2 - 4) - (x2 + 2x +4)/(2 - x) - (x - 4) /(x - 2)

The correct answer is: (x3 + 4x2 + 7x + 17)/(x2 - 4)

Answered by Penny Nom.
Subtracting rational expressions 2003-05-10
From Simone:
hi, i'm totally lost. i understand that you need to find a lowest common denominator to subtract two fractions (rational expressions) with different denominators. but what if the denominators are "x-1" and "x". is x the common denominator? if so what happens to the "-1"? do you know of any live online help i can get with the following:

3/(x-1) - (1-2x)/x

i've looked through my notes and have no examples that quite match that i can follow to get through it. please help!
Answered by Penny Nom.

Excluded values 2003-02-22
From Josh:
Why do you think it is necessary to include the "excluded values" when you write your answers to rational expressions?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Rational expressions 2003-01-22
From A student:

// = the main fraction line

1.) a+1/a-1 + a-1/a+1 // a+1/a-1 - a-1/a+1

2.) 2/a(squared)-3a+2 + 2/a(squared)-a-2 // 2/a(squared)-1 + 2/ a(squared)+4a+3


Answered by Penny Nom.
Simplifying Variable Expressions 2002-10-28
From Erika:
i would like to ask you a mathematical question on Simplifying Variable Expressions. The question is 2(n-4)+3.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Rational expressions 2002-10-03
From Ashley:
1/x(squared) + 5/xy
Answered by Penny Nom.
Variable expressions 2002-08-15
From Brittany:
I am just learning variable expressions. My homework is to write a variable expression for each word phrase;

example :

the number of minutes in s seconds
the cost of x cartons of juice at $.75 each
And etc.

I don't understand it

Answered by Penny Nom.
Simplifying algebraic expressions 2001-05-12
From A student:
How do you simplify algebra expressions?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Adding and subtracting rational expressions 2001-05-03
From Donna:
Adding and subtracting Rational expressions. I am in grade 10 and I am a student here is an example of the questions:

1/(x+1) - 1/(x-1) = ?


Answered by Penny Nom.
Equivalent Expressions 1997-02-26
From Karyn Jones:
Josie says that s=n/(n+1) and s/(1-s)=n are two ways to write the same formula. Describe whether or not you agree with Joise. Explain how you made your decision.
Answered by Walter Whiteley and Penny Nom.
une écriture plus simple des expressions 2011-01-13
From jessie:

trouver une écriture plus simple des expressions suivantes sachant que : x + y = 3 et x - y =-2
A=x-1+y+2             B=x-1+y-2
C=x+1+y+2            C=x+1+y-2


Answered by Claude Tardif.
 
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