## Algebra 1

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# Chapter 11 - Rational Expressions and Functions - 11-1 Simplifying Rational Expressions - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises - Page 656: 41

#### Answer

Yes, it is the same. When we factor the numerator, it becomes $\frac{x^2 -9}{x+3} = \frac{(x-3)(x+3)}{x+3}$ Now we can see that $x+3$ cancel out, leaving us with $x-3$ as our final answer.

#### Work Step by Step

Yes, it is the same. When we factor the numerator, it becomes $\frac{x^2 -9}{x+3} = \frac{(x-3)(x+3)}{x+3}$ Now we can see that $x+3$ cancel out, leaving us with $x-3$ as our final answer.

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