Tutor.com Polynomials Session

May. 17, 2012

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Session Transcript - Math - Algebra II, 5/10/2012 8:13PM - Tutor.comSession Date: 5/10/2012 8:13PM
Length: 10.4 minute(s)
Subject: Math - Algebra II

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Ashley (Customer)
[00:00:00] Dividing rational expressions.

Barbara W (Tutor)
[00:00:11] Welcome to Tutor.com ! How can I help you today?

Ashley (Customer)
[00:00:54] I need help getting through this problem...

Barbara W (Tutor)
[00:01:13] OK. Would you like to write the problem on the board?

Ashley (Customer)
[00:03:31] now what?

Barbara W (Tutor)
[00:04:10] You want to write the c^2 -8c in the denominator of the second factor, in factored form.
[00:04:57] OK. So far so good.

Ashley (Customer)
[00:05:13] now what

Barbara W (Tutor)
[00:05:33] Can you factor c^2 - 8c?

Ashley (Customer)
[00:05:57] not sure

Barbara W (Tutor)
[00:06:19] c is a common factor of the two terms, so you can factor out a c.
[00:06:49] Yes
[00:07:30] Now all you have to do is gather up the factors to rewrite the expression.
[00:07:45] Very nice.
[00:07:50] You did it

Ashley (Customer)
[00:07:57] yayy

Barbara W (Tutor)
[00:08:19] Do you have any questions about anything we went over today?

Ashley (Customer)
[00:08:34] so i just flip the second side when it comes to dividing these?

Barbara W (Tutor)
[00:09:04] Yes. It is called changing from division to multiplying by the reciprocal.
[00:09:23] You are good at factoring

Ashley (Customer)
[00:09:32] thank youuu

Barbara W (Tutor)
[00:09:47] Thanks for using Tutor.com. Please fill out the survey as you leave so we can learn how we can better help you in the future! 
[00:09:59] Have a good evening.

Ashley (Customer)
[00:10:03] you too

Barbara W (Tutor)
[00:10:07] Come back soon
[00:10:11] bye

Ashley (Customer)
[00:10:15] i will