Mat 117 week 3 dq - Mat 117 week 3 dqs #1 Take any number...

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Mat 117 week 3 dq’s #1 Take any number (except for 1). Square that number and then subtract one. Divide by one less than your original number. Now subtract your original number. You reached 1 for an answer, didn’t you? How does this number game work? (Hint: Redo the number game using a variable instead of an actual number and rewrite the problem as one rational expression). How did the number game use the skill of simplifying rational expressions? Create your own number game using the rules of algebra and post it for your classmates to solve. Be sure to think about values that may not work. State whether your number game uses the skill of simplifying rational expressions. 5^2=25 25-1=24 24/4=6 6-5=1 X^2=x^2 X^2-1 X^2-1/x-1 (x-1)(x+1)/x-1 X+1-x= 1 This number game is very interesting, especially when you break it down into algebraic equations. The x-1 will always cancel the other x-1 out leaving only x+1-x and any number plus one and then minus itself will always equal 1. This game uses the skill of simplifying rational expressions by pulling the excess
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This note was uploaded on 02/16/2012 for the course MAT 117 117 taught by Professor Billings during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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Mat 117 week 3 dq - Mat 117 week 3 dqs #1 Take any number...

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