# How do you simplify #((x-5)/(x+3)) /(( x-2)/(x+3))#?

##### 1 Answer

Apr 19, 2016

#### Explanation:

Right now, that equation can look too tall to deal with, so lets just put it into two fractions:

Because we know that to divide by a fraction you just multiply by its reciprocal (its flipped version), we can simplify the whole thing:

As you can see, we can cancel out the

Another way to see the question is like this:

where you just multiply the top and bottom by the same thing to remove the fractions at the top and bottom