Posted by **plz help** on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 7:08pm.

x^2-81/x + x-9/x+5 Divide and simplify

plz show steps.

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**Reiny**, Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 7:43pm
please use brackets to establish the correct order of operation.

the way you have it typed, only the -81 gets divided by x, and only the -9 gets divided by x

I have a feeling you meant ...

(x^2 - 81)/x + (x-9)/(x+5)

You also said "divide", was the + sign supposed to be ÷ ??

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