How do you simplify #(t^2-1)/(t^2+7t+6)#?
See a solution process below:
First, we can factor the numerator using this rule for this special form of quadratics:
Next, we can factor denominator by playing with factors of
Now, we can factor out common terms in the numerator and denominator:
Step 1. Factor the numerator.
Step 2. Factor the denominator
Find two numbers that add together to make
Step 3. Plug the factored numerator and denominator back in and simplify