How do you simplify #(t^2-5t-6)/(t^2-7t+6)#?
You have to factorize the top and bottom look for a factor that multiples into -6 and adds into -5
The possible factors are 6,1 and 3,2. We know that -6 and +1 add to -5 and multiply -6. Likewise the factors -6 and -1 add to -7 and multiply to 6.
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