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# Solving Simple Equation?

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Solving Simple Equation? [#permalink]  31 Mar 2008, 19:26
I'm struggling to solve this simple equation...

3x^2(x-2)-x+2 / x-2
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Re: Solving Simple Equation? [#permalink]  31 Mar 2008, 19:41
(3x^2(x-2)-x+2) / (x-2)
(3x^3-6x^2-x+2) / (x-2)
(3x^2-1)(x-2) / (x-2)
3x^2-1
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Re: Solving Simple Equation? [#permalink]  31 Mar 2008, 19:53
onyxls1 wrote:
actually looking at your spacing you probably meant:
(3x^2(x-2)-x+2) / (x-2)
(3x^3-6x^2-x+2) / (x-2)
(3x^2-1)(x-2) / (x-2)
3x^2-1

sorry for the misinterpretation

Yes - that's what I meant - sorry I should have added the brackets.

Thanks for the explanation. I got to step 2, but then failed to factor out the (x-2) from the top.
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Re: Solving Simple Equation? [#permalink]  01 Apr 2008, 17:07
N.M. - I got it!

For us math challenged guys, this site is amazing!
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