# How do you simplify #(x^2-2x-3)/(x^2-7x+12)#?

##### 1 Answer

Aug 18, 2017

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

First, we can factor the numerator and denominator as follows:

We can now cancel common terms in the numerator and denominator:

However, from the original expression we need to ensure we don't divide by

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