How do you simplify #(x^2 - 3x)/(2x - 6)#?
To simplify algebraic fractions you need to factorise the top and bottom as much as you can and then see what terms can be cancelled.
At the top, we can take out a factor of
We can now cancel the
Some times they are easier to spot than other times.
The trick is to look for things that can be cancelled. You get better at this the more practice you do.