# How do you simplify #(x^2-y^2)/x *( x^2+xy)/(x+y)#?

##### 1 Answer

Aug 1, 2015

You factor the numerators of the two fractions and simplify like terms.

#### Explanation:

Your expression looks like this

You can factor the numerator of the first fraction by using the formula for the *difference of two squares*

In your case, you have

The numerator of the second fraction can be factored by using

Plug these into your original expression and simplify like terms present in the numerator and denominator

This will be equivalent to