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Manipulating Rational Expressions

Manipulating Rational Expressions 1.18 - Solution

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We want to subtract the given rational expressions. To do so, we will start by factoring the denominators. Let's factor the first one.
Now, let's factor the second denominator by factoring out the Next, we will rewrite the expression with the factored denominators and determine the least common denominator (LCD). The LCD is We can subtract and add the expressions by rewriting each of them using the LCD.
Rewrite each expression with the LCD
Simplify