# Math Help - Factoring a fraction?

1. ## Factoring a fraction?

I've forgotten, but just how do you factor a fraction like this one?

x+3
--- +2
x-5

Thanks for any help. . . I'm trying to rush through a pile of sub-chapters before taking a quiz tomorrow nite

2. Originally Posted by petedude
I've forgotten, but just how do you factor a fraction like this one?

x+3
--- +2
x-5

Thanks for any help. . . I'm trying to rush through a pile of sub-chapters before taking a quiz tomorrow nite
When you mean factor a fraction, are you saying put it in simplified form because if you are then it would be this:

$\frac{x+3}{x-5} + 2$

$\frac{(x+3) + 2(x-5)}{x-5}$

$\frac{x+3 + 2x-10}{x-5}$

$\frac{3x-7}{x-5}$