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## #1 Re: Help Me ! » dividing rational expression. » 2006-03-28 03:22:32

Exactly what i'm looking for!

That really helped! Thanks!

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## #3 Re: Help Me ! » dividing rational expression. » 2006-03-26 03:33:47

okay. but i'm not really sure how to go about doing the division. I tried factorising it and cancelling out but it doesn't work. searching on the net doesnt yield anything useful too.

so it would be really helpful if you could elaborate on the steps for doing the divison or direct me to a site.

## #4 Help Me ! » dividing rational expression. » 2006-03-25 19:53:24

torx
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My tutor was showing me some steps to solve a Curve Sketching problem and i am unable to understand a part of it.

Specifically, i don't understand how my tutor was able to go from:

y= (x^2 + 2x + 2) / (x+3)(x-1)

To:

y= 1 + (5) / ((x+3)(x-1))

He did mention something about the first expression being an Improper Fraction and has to be divided.

So if anyone know how to go from the first to the second expression, please help. Thanks!