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1.     A basketball player made 12 out of 15 free throws she attempted. She wants to know have many consecutive free throws she would have to make to raise the percent of successful free throws to 85%.

(a)   Write an equation to represent this situation.

(b)   Solve the equation. How many consecutive free throws would she have to make to raise her percent to 85%?

2.     Simplify the expression x^2+3x-28/x^2 -7x+12

1.     Write the expression as a simplified rational expression.

how do i solve this can you please include steps

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$$\text{suppose she has to make }n \text{ consecutive throws}\\ \dfrac{12+n}{15+n} = 0.85 \\ 12+n = 12.75 + 0.85n\\ 0.15n =0.75 \\ n=5$$

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$$\dfrac{5}{\frac 1 6 + \frac{1}{x+1}} =\\ \dfrac{5}{\frac{x+1+6}{6(x+1)}} =\\ \dfrac{5\cdot 6(x+1)}{x+7} = \\ \dfrac{30(x+1)}{x+7}$$

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Here's the second one :

x^2 + 3x  - 28

____________          factor  top/bottom

x^2 -7x + 12

( x + 7) ( x - 4)

____________        "cancel"  the  ( x - 4)  factor  on top/bottom

(x - 3)  (x - 4)

( x + 7)

_______         ( with  x not equal to 4)

( x  - 3)

Oct 31, 2018