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10-140.

Use a generic rectangle to factor the expressions.

3*x*² −10*x* + 16

= (3*x* + 2)(*x* − 4)

Factor the denominator with a generic rectangle. Factor the numerator by finding a common factor.

Reduce by looking for factors in the numerator and denominator that make one.