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    [SOLVED] Simplification of Algeraic Fractions

    Q. Simplify the following:

    \frac {a^2 + b^2 + 2ab}{a + b}
    had a look at the answer and is a + b
    i've tried all the methods that i could think of but still couldn't get the answer
    if anyone can show me the full working out that would be a great help, thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by waven View Post
    Q. Simplify the following:

    \frac {a^2 + b^2 + 2ab}{a + b}
    had a look at the answer and is a + b
    i've tried all the methods that i could think of but still couldn't get the answer
    if anyone can show me the full working out that would be a great help, thanks
    You can factor a^2+2ab+b^2

    a^2+b^2+2ab = (a+b)^2
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