Intermediate Algebra: Connecting Concepts through Application

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 0-53449-636-9
ISBN 13: 978-0-53449-636-4

Chapter 7 - Rational Functions - 7.2 Simplifying Rational Expressions - 7.2 Exercises: 35

Answer

Tom should factor the numerator instead of splitting them into smaller components. $= x+2$

Work Step by Step

$\frac{x^{2}+6x+8}{x+4}$ $= \frac{(x+4)(x+2)}{x+4}$ $= \frac{(x+2)}{1}$ $= x+2$ Tom should factor the numerator instead of splitting them into smaller components.
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