# How do you find the quotient of #(x^2+x-20)div(x-4)#?

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#"factorise the numerator and simplify"#

#rArr(x^2+x-20)/(x-4)#

#=((x+5)cancel((x-4)))/cancel((x-4))#

#=x+5larrcolor(red)" quotient"#

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Factorise and cancel like factors.

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In a division such as

In the same way we can find the quotient by factorising the numerator:

Cancel the like factors: