## Algebra 1

In order to simplify, we want something to be both in the numerator and the denominator of the fraction so it can be canceled out. Thus, we factor and obtain: $(m+4)/(m+4)(m-2) \\\\ 1/(m-2)$ m cannot equal -4 or 2, for if m equaled -4 or 2, the denominator of the original fraction would cancel out to 0, which is not allowed.