
Re: simplifying rational expressions
Posted:
Jan 16, 2013 11:57 PM


Yep. Excellent point. Your point was right on the money. I fail to recognize the flipperoo that would have eased up the mess that I created. Reading some of the posts this evening, I wanted to spank myself. Thank you much for your help.
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On 16 Jan 2013 10:34:38 +0200, Jussi Piitulainen <jpiitula@ling.helsinki.fi> wrote:
> >I suspect you are missing the fact that (a  b) and (b  a) in the >denominators are essentially the same factor. The common denominator >of the terms is (a  b)(a  c)(b  c). I think you can leave the >denominator in that form. > >I did the numerator two ways: in terms of these same factors, and >multiplying out and combining terms. They seemed about equally simple >to me, though I may have made mistakes. I usually do. Be careful with >the signs :) > >Hope this helps.

