# How do you simplify #(t^2-1)/(t^2+7t+6)#?

##### 2 Answers

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

First, we can factor the numerator using this rule for this special form of quadratics:

Substituting

Next, we can factor denominator by playing with factors of

Now, we can factor out common terms in the numerator and denominator:

#### Explanation:

**Step 1.** Factor the numerator.

**Step 2.** Factor the denominator

Find two numbers that add together to make

So,

**Step 3.** Plug the factored numerator and denominator back in and simplify