Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13417-805-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-805-9

Chapter 7 - Section 7.1 - Rational Expressions and Their Simplification - Exercise Set: 23

Answer

$\frac{x-3}{5}$

Work Step by Step

To simplify, divide both the numerator and denominator by their greatest common factor. Use the distributive property to find the GCF. $\frac{5x-15}{25}=\frac{5(x-3)}{25}=\frac{5(x-3)\div5}{25\div5}=\frac{x-3}{5}$
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