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x^281/x + x9/x+5 Divide and simplify
plz show steps.

algebra 
Reiny,
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 + (x9)/(x+5)
You also said "divide", was the + sign supposed to be ÷ ??