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: 19

Answer

$\dfrac{x+2}{x+5}$

Work Step by Step

Factor each polynomial to obtain: $=\dfrac{(x+3)(x+2)}{(x+3)(x+5)}$ Cancel the common factors to obtain: $\require{cancel} =\dfrac{\cancel{(x+3)}(x+2)}{\cancel{(x+3)}(x+5)} \\=\dfrac{x+2}{x+5}$
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