Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson
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: 32

Answer

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. $\frac{5x-10}{x-2}=\frac{5(x-2)}{x-2}=\frac{5(x-2)\div(x-2)}{(x-2)\div(x-2)}=\frac{5}{1}=5$
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