Geometry-8th gr

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Can you please help me solve this question?

Express the ratio x^2 + 4x -12/ x^2 - 4 in simplest form.

Thanks.

  • Geometry-8th gr -

    top and bottom both factor, then we can cancel

    (x^2 + 4x - 12) / (x^2 - 4)
    = (x-2)(x+6)/((x+2)(x-2))
    = (x+6)/(x+2)

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