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 [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2003, 12:27
it this ques. correct?
or, is it like: 3x^2 (x-2) -x + 2/(x-2) ...?

either way, the solution doesn't give a real solution to the equation.
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2003, 12:30
I know ..it is bit confusing..well but it is thta way only...

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 [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2003, 12:31
I think the correct equation is: (3x^2 (x-2) - x + 2)/(x - 2)

And the answer is 3x^2 - 1.
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2003, 12:32
if wonder_gmat is right, then the solution is right :wink:
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2003, 12:36
can u show me the working pls.
The answer is right.. problem in printing..

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 [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2003, 12:42
(3x┬▓(x - 2) - x + 2) / (x - 2)
= (3x┬▓(x - 2) - 1(x - 2)) / (x - 2)
= ((3x┬▓ - 1) (x - 2)) / (x - 2)
= 3x┬▓ - 1 ..... Quantity (x - 2) cancels out

shubhangi,
Could you copy the question right next time please? I ended up wasting time on this problem to make it work somehow until I looked it up in OG.
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2003, 12:43
It wasnt my fault..anywyas, it is books priniting mistake..
Even i wasted my time to solve it.

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 [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2003, 12:50
shubhangi wrote:
It wasnt my fault..anywyas, it is books priniting mistake..
Even i wasted my time to solve it.

Umm... no it's not the book. Otherwise I wouldn't have been able to solve it after looking up in the book.
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2003, 12:53
What do u mean?? that problme is still in front of me.. and how could i be ignoring that bracket.. its only book mistake..but not mine.

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 [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2003, 13:01
guyz..guyz.. calm down. no... :agrue:

it's good that we got a wrong ques.
atleast, this keeps the gears--in mind--running. easy problems don't help you much in becoming logical :wink:
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2003, 13:39
dj wrote:
guyz..guyz.. calm down. no... :agrue:

it's good that we got a wrong ques.
atleast, this keeps the gears--in mind--running. easy problems don't help you much in becoming logical :wink:

don't worry dj, we're not arguing. Well at least I am not. Supposed I am friends with shubhangi HAHA... :-D
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2003, 14:13
Exactly...i dont think we are fighting.. we are just giving our own explanations i guess......atleast i am...

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 [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2003, 14:39
don't scare me... :hair

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