# How do you divide #\frac{x^2-25}{x+3} \-: (x-5)#?

##### 1 Answer

Dec 25, 2014

We can use the rule about division of rational expressions where you can change the division in a multiplication by flipping the second fraction (where, in your case, the second "fraction" can be written as

In our case you have:

We can now manipulate the numerator of the first fraction as:

Substituting and simplifying: