So do i simplify or factor first?
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Originally Posted by eh501
So do i simplify or factor first? As I can't see a way to simplify this (unless you want to do a division problem) then I would factor first.
Ok, so i would get
Do i just leave it like that?
Originally Posted by eh501 Ok, so i would get
Do i just leave it like that? No, now you have the problem in a form where you have a common x + 5 in the numerator and denominator. NOW divide. But remember that you can't divide by 0, so at the end you must write the line .
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