Perform the indicated operation: (x^3+x^2+x/x-2x^2) / (x^3-1/1-3x+2x^2)

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`((x^3+x^2+x)/(x-2x^2))/((x^3-1)/(1-3x+2x^2))`

We can simplify this by separating it into factors.

`= ((x(x^2+x+1))/(x(1-2x)))/(((x-1)(x^2+x+1))/((1-2x)(1-x)))`

Therefore this simplifies into,

`= -(x^2+x+1)/(1-2x) xx (1-2x)/(x^2+x+1)`

= -1

Therefore,

`((x^3+x^2+x)/(x-2x^2))/((x^3-1)/(1-3x+2x^2)) = -1`

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