## Elementary Algebra

$\frac{(x+2)}{(x-7)}$
We first factor the denominator and numerator of the fraction: Step 1: $\frac{x^{2}+2x}{x^{2}-7x}$ Step 2: $\frac{x(x+2)}{x(x-7)}$ Finally, we cancel out the common factor of x to obtain: Step 3: $\frac{(x+2)}{(x-7)}$