Algebraic Simplification

In the following examples and problems, the term "simplify" indicates to eliminate compound fractions, factor as much as possible, put terms over a common denominator when feasible, and avoid negative exponents.

Ex 1 Simplify the expression

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Ex 2 Simplify the expression

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Pr A Simplify the expression .

Pr B Simplify the expression

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Pr C Simplify the expression by eliminating the radicals in the numerator.

Pr 1 Simplify the expression

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Pr 2 Simplify the expression

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Pr 3 Simplify the expression

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Pr 4 Simplify the expression

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Pr 5 Simplify the expression

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Pr 6 Simplify the expression

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Pr 7 Simplify the expression

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Pr 8 Simplify the expression

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Lawrence Marx 2012-08-13