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### Reduce Expression of Two Variables

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Date: 9/4/96 at 22:11:0
From: Anonymous
Subject: Reduce Expression of Two Variables

Reduce to lowest terms: (3xy)/(xy+x)
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Date: 9/5/96 at 9:36:28
From: Doctor Jerry
Subject: Re: Reduce Expression of Two Variables

We can factor the denominator as xy+x = x(y+1).  We then recognize a
common factor, namely x, in the numerator and denominator.  Hence,

(3xy)/(xy+x) = (3y)/(y+1)

This can't be further simplified.

-Doctor Jerry,  The Math Forum
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High School Basic Algebra

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