Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321785045
ISBN 13: 978-0-32178-504-6

Chapter 6 - Section 6.1 - Rational Functions and Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions - Exercise Set: 85

Answer

No, x/(x+5) does not simplify.

Work Step by Step

You cannot simplify x/x into 1 in this expression, because the factor in the denominator is x + 5, which does not equal x.
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