# How do you simplify #(x+5)/(x^2+7x+10)#?

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Jul 9, 2018

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Given that

Jul 9, 2018

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Let's see if we can factor the denominator first. What two numbers sum up to the middle term and have a product of the last term?

After some trial and error, we arrive at

We now have the following expression

Same terms on the top and bottom cancel, and we're left with

Hope this helps!