College Algebra 7th Edition

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1305115546
ISBN 13: 978-1-30511-554-5

Chapter P, Prerequisites - Section P.7 - Rational Expressions - P.7 Exercises - Page 50: 2


numerator, denominator, $\displaystyle \frac{x+1}{x+3}$

Work Step by Step

To simplify a rational expression, we cancel factors that are common to the ___numerator___ and ___denominator___. So, the expression $\displaystyle \frac{(x+1)(x+2)}{(x+3)(x+2)}$ simplifies to $\displaystyle \frac{x+1}{x+3}$ (cancel $x+2$).
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