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

##### 1 Answer
Jun 18, 2015

$\frac{x + 2}{x - 2}$

#### Explanation:

You can write it as:
$\frac{\left(x + 2\right) \left(x - 2\right)}{x - 2} ^ 2 =$
$= \frac{\left(x + 2\right) \cancel{\left(x - 2\right)}}{x - 2} ^ \cancel{2} = \frac{x + 2}{x - 2}$