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Algebra Rational Problem[Sorry, confused, I accidently deleted your question when I was doing a little cleaning up , please post it again, and I will try to solve it for you  MathsIsFun] #2 20050622 18:02:48
Re: Algebra Rational Problem(That's ok.^^; I'll post it again) #3 20050623 17:38:49
Re: Algebra Rational ProblemOK, I didn't check your work, I will just assume that you got this far: "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #4 20050623 18:10:57
Re: Algebra Rational ProblemSo, perhaps I better check how you got there. "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #5 20050623 19:59:59
Re: Algebra Rational ProblemI don't have time right now to solve the second one, but it should be much the same. "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #6 20050623 22:12:46
Re: Algebra Rational ProblemThank you so much for your help! I never knew there was a formula I was suppose to follow... I made sure to put it in my algebra notebook.:) #7 20050624 06:14:02
Re: Algebra Rational ProblemDon't worry, binomials are even easier than quadratics! Why did the vector cross the road? It wanted to be normal. #8 20050624 07:48:30
Re: Algebra Rational ProblemHmmm ... you may not have been shown the "quadratic formula" because you were meant to rearrange the problem till a solution is obvious, like mathsyperson did for the second problem. I am not very good at that, and always aim for the quadratic style of solution. "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #9 20050624 19:05:02
Re: Algebra Rational ProblemOh, thanks mathsyperson! Your right binomials do seem easier! Thanks to both of you for all your help! 