# How do you simplify (2p^2-14p)/(p^2-49) and what are the ecluded values fot he variables?

Apr 24, 2018

$\frac{2 p}{p + 7}$

p$\cancel{=}$ -7 as this will have us dividing by zero

#### Explanation:

Factorise both numerator and denominator:

$\frac{2 p \left(p - 7\right)}{\left(p + 7\right) \left(p - 7\right)}$

cancel both $\left(p - 7\right)$s

$\frac{2 p}{p + 7}$