Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281140
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-114-9

Chapter 11 - Rational Expressions and Functions - 11-1 Simplifying Rational Expressions - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises - Page 668: 43


$\frac{x+2}{2}$ The error was that it was not possible for 2x to be divided out of both numerator and the denominator. But x is a common factor that can be divided out.

Work Step by Step

Given expression : $\frac{x^{2}+2x}{2x}$ This becomes : $\frac{x(x+2)}{2x}$ (Factoring x from the numerator) Answer : $\frac{x+2}{2}$ (Divide both the denominator and the numerator by x)
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