    ### Single Variable Calculus: Early Tr...

8th Edition
James Stewart
ISBN: 9781305270343

#### Solutions

Chapter
Section ### Single Variable Calculus: Early Tr...

8th Edition
James Stewart
ISBN: 9781305270343
Textbook Problem

# Simplify the rational expression. (a) x 2 + 3 x + 2 x 2 − x − 2 (b) 2 x 2 − x − 1 x 2 − 9 ⋅ x + 3 2 x + 1 (c) x 2 x 2 − 4 − x + 1 x + 2 (d) y x − x y 1 y − 1 x

(a)

To determine

To simplify: The rational expression x2+3x+2x2x2.

Explanation

Consider the rational expression x2+3x+2x2x2.

Simplify the above expression as follows,

3(x+6)+4(2x5)=3x+3×6+4×2

(b)

To determine

To simplify: The rational expression 2x2x1x29x+32x+1.

(c)

To determine

To simplify: The rational expression x2x24x+1x+2.

(d)

To determine

To simplify: The rational expression yxxy1y1x.

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