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

$\frac{{x}^{3} + 2 {x}^{2} - x - 2}{x + 2} = \frac{\left(x - 1\right) \left(x + 1\right) \left(x + 2\right)}{x + 2} = \left(x - 1\right) \left(x + 1\right)$