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Manipulating Rational Expressions

Manipulating Rational Expressions 1.4 - Solution

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We want to simplify the given rational expression. To do so, we will factor the numerator and denominator as much as possible. Then, we will cancel out common factors, if possible.
Factor the numerator
Factor the denominator
Simplify
We simplified the given expression. Finally, we will identify the restrictions from the denominator of the simplified expression and from any other denominator used. For simplicity, we will use their factored forms.
Denominator Restrictions on the denominator Restrictions on the variable

We found two restrictions on the variable.