# How do you simplify (x^2+7x-8)/(x^2+6x-7 )?

May 13, 2018

$\frac{x - 8}{x - 7}$

#### Explanation:

1) Factorize the numerator and denominator:

$\frac{\left(x - 8\right) \left(x + 1\right)}{\left(x - 7\right) \left(x + 1\right)}$

2) Find the common factor and divide it, which in this case is (x+1)

$\frac{x - 8}{x - 7}$

3) Fraction simplified!!!