   Chapter 4.1, Problem 22PS

Chapter
Section
Textbook Problem

For Problems 9-50, simplify each rational expression. (Objective 2) 20 x + 50 15 x − 30

To determine

To Find:

The expression by simplifying the given rational expression.

Explanation

A rational expression is defined as the quotient obtained by a division of two polynomials in the form of p(x)q(x) where p(x) and q(x) are polynomials in such a way that the variable x does not assume values such that q(x)=0.

For values of x where q(x) and k(x) are both nonzero expressions, then by the fundamental principle of fractions, for all polynomials p(x), the following holds.

p(x)k(x)q(x)k(x)=p(x)q(x).

Calculation:

The given rational expression is 20x+5015x30.

Factorise the numerator 20x+50.

20x+50=5(4x+10)

Factorise the denominator 15x30.

15x30=5(3x6)

Write the given fraction as,

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