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: 31

Answer

3

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. $\frac{3x+9}{x+3}=\frac{3(x+3)}{x+3}=\frac{3(x+3)\div(x+3)}{(x+3)\div(x+3)}=\frac{3}{1}=3$
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