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Simplify the expressions below.  

  1. for or  

    Factor the numerator and denominator.

    After factoring, look for a Giant One to remove.

  2. for or  

    Refer to part (a).

  3. for , or 

    This is division with fractions. Here is a sample division problem with numbers.

    Rewrite as multiplication by taking the reciprocal of the divisor.

    Factor and use the Commutative Property to rewrite the problem so there are Giant Ones.

    Remove the Giant Ones.