## Elementary Algebra

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# Chapter 5 - Exponents and Polynomials - 5.5 - Dividing by Binomials - Problem Set 5.5: 41

#### Answer

The answer is below.

#### Work Step by Step

First, you must factor the numerator to obtain: $\frac{ (2x^2 -4x -5)(x+6)}{x+6}$ After doing this, you cancel out common factors (which in this case are the x+6 in the numerator and denominator): $2x^2 -4x -5$

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