# How do you simplify (c+4)/(c-4)?

Aug 29, 2017

The fraction cannot simplify further.

#### Explanation:

The fraction cannot simplify further.

You may not cancel the $c$ terms or the $4$ terms, because there are $+ \mathmr{and} -$ signs. Only factors may be cancelled.

As an example, consider $c = 11$

The fraction would become:

$\frac{11 + 4}{11 - 4} = \frac{15}{7}$

This does not simplify.