Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 5 - Exponents and Polynomials - 5.5 - Dividing by Binomials - Problem Set 5.5 - Page 218: 41


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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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