# How do you simplify and find the excluded values of 7/(x+3)?

Jul 30, 2017

$x \ne - 3$

#### Explanation:

$\frac{7}{x + 3} \text{ is already in simplest form}$

$\text{the denominator cannot equal zero as this would make}$
$\text{the expression undefined. Equating the denominator to}$
$\text{zero and solving gives the value that x cannot be}$

$\text{solve "x+3=0rArrx=-3larrcolor(red)" excluded value}$