Elementary Algebra

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

Chapter 7 - Algebraic Fractions - 7.1 - Simplifying Algebraic Fractions - Problem Set 7.1: 14

Answer

$\frac{x+5}{y}$

Work Step by Step

We first factor the numerator of the fraction: $\frac{x^{2}+5x}{xy}$ $\frac{x(x+5)}{xy}$ Cancelling $x$ as it is common to both numerator and denominator, we obtain: $\frac{x(x+5)}{xy}=\frac{x+5}{y}$
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