# How do you simplify #(x^2+2x-4)/(x^2+x-6)#?

##### 2 Answers

I don't think you can

#### Explanation:

We could simplify the fraction if the two polyonials shared a solution. In fact, let

So, if

Anyway, appling the quadratic formula, we have

and

So,

#### Explanation:

Factorize first.

**Step1: Factorize #x^2+2x-4# by splitting the middle term.**

Find two factors of

Observation : No two such factors can be found !!

**Conclusion : Trinomial can not be factored**

** Step 2: Factorize #x^2+x-6# by splitting the middle term.**

Find two factors of

Hence the final simplification is: