# How do you evaluate #3/(16-a^2) - 5/(12+3a)#?

I tried factorizing and using a common denominator:

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To evaluate the expression 3/(16-a^2) - 5/(12+3a), we need to find a common denominator and simplify the expression. The common denominator is (16-a^2)(12+3a). Simplifying the expression gives (3(12+3a) - 5(16-a^2))/(16-a^2)(12+3a). Expanding and simplifying further, we get (36+9a - 80 + 5a^2)/(16-a^2)(12+3a). Combining like terms, the expression simplifies to (5a^2 + 9a - 44)/(16-a^2)(12+3a).

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When evaluating a one-sided limit, you need to be careful when a quantity is approaching zero since its sign is different depending on which way it is approaching zero from. Let us look at some examples.

When evaluating a one-sided limit, you need to be careful when a quantity is approaching zero since its sign is different depending on which way it is approaching zero from. Let us look at some examples.

When evaluating a one-sided limit, you need to be careful when a quantity is approaching zero since its sign is different depending on which way it is approaching zero from. Let us look at some examples.

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