## Intermediate Algebra: Connecting Concepts through Application

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