Simplify the rational expression.

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Simplify the rational expression.

2x - 16 / 2x + 8

a. x + 4 / x - 8

b.  x - 8 / x + 4

c.  x - 8 / 2x + 8 

d.  2 ( x + 8 / x - 4 )

Apr 30th, 2015

Answer: b

Explanation;   2x-16/2x +8.    Factor numerator and denominator and we get

                    =  2 ( x-8) /2 ( x+4)

                   = x-8/x+4

          

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