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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


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, and g(x) = x2 + x  4 (that first term is "xsquared")
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?
Thanks.



