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Fractions that have radicals, or roots, in them are commonly faced when working with the quadratic formula. To simplify the expression, first simplify the radical if possible. Next, look for a common factor in the numerator, looking at the outside only of the radical. Once that greatest common factor has been "undistributed," you can look to reduce that value with something from the denominator. You can check your work using a calculator by finding a decimal approximation for your original problem and comparing it to a decimal approximation for your final result.
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Simplifying Rational Functions with Factoring and GCFs
Problem 1 5,138 viewsSimplify and find any excluded values.
4x³ 16x 
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Problem 2 4,541 viewsSimplify and find any excluded values.
18x³ 6x + 12 
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Problem 3 4,173 viewsSimplify and find any excluded values.
8m + 16 2m² + 5m + 2 
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Problem 4 3,638 viewsSimplify and find any excluded values.
9 − 3x 3x² − 9 − 6x 
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Problem 5 173 views 
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Problem 6 172 views 
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