How do you simplify the expression #(x^2-10x+24)/(x^2-12x+36)#?

1 Answer
Jul 6, 2016

Answer:

#= ((x-4))/((x-6))#

Explanation:

Although this is a fraction, we may not cancel any of the terms at all. The whole fraction is one term, but there are 3 terms in the numerator and 3 terms in the denominator.

IN order to cancel we have to find the factors first.

#((x -6)(x-4))/((x-6)(x-6))#

#= (cancel(x -6)(x-4))/(cancel(x-6)(x-6))#

#= ((x-4))/((x-6))#