# How do you simplify (x^2-2x-8)/(x^2+3x-4)?

Sep 14, 2015

#### Answer:

It is already simplified.

#### Explanation:

You factor the trimonial in the numerator, and the denominator.

$\frac{\left(x - 4\right) \left(x + 2\right)}{\left(x - 1\right) \left(x + 4\right)}$

As you can see, there are no factors that are the same. So it is already as simple as it can be.