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Topic: Algebra Problem
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Gary Comfort

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From: Ponce Inlet, FL
Registered: 3/8/10
Algebra Problem
Posted: Mar 8, 2010 11:08 AM
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I have been assisting a neighborhood young man with his high school algebra. This week, his teacher had a problem on the weekly quiz that has me stumped.

The question:

Simplify f(x) / g(x) - that is f(x) divided by g(x), where

f(x) = x+2,
g(x) = x2 + x - 4 (that first term is "x-squared")

No meaningful simplification is apparent to me, but then it has been over 50 years since my high school algebra. Is there a simplification available that I am missing?


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