My textbook says it can't be simplified any further. But can't it be simplified to 5?
Math - Reiny, Monday, October 18, 2010 at 8:48pm
don't tell me you "cancelled" the -1 and then the x .
if you had 5(x-1)/(x-1) then the answer would be 5, but the way it reads, nothing can be done with it.