# Algebra; simplifying expressions

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Can anyone help me simplify this expression? I am unsure of the proper steps. Thank you for your time.

2j+6
---------
j^2-6j-27

• Algebra; simplifying expressions -

factor the denominator top and bottom and you get

2(j+3)
----------
(j-9)(j+3)

now you can cancel the j+3 factors to get

2/(j-9)

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