## qgood11 4 years ago can u cancel out x^2? problem= [(x^2)+2x]/(x^2)-x

1. norbeybarajas

may be canceled if you were multiplying

2. qgood11

but im dividing woud it still work

3. ashwinram

$\frac{x^{2}+2x}{x^{2}}-x$

4. norbeybarajas

not to say that x ^ 2 is not accompanied by x ^ 2 (+) plus sign. example (x ^ 2) 3 / (x ^ 2) 2y = 3/2y

5. ashwinram

If you have: (a + b) / a, you have to distribute the /a over both the numerators. So, it's (a/a) + (b/a). The first a/a cancel out (you get 1) but you still have the second b/a. So it's 1 + (b/a).

6. ashwinram

Likewise, $(x ^{2} + 2x)/x ^{2}$ will give you $(x ^{2}/x ^{2}) + (2x/x ^{2})$, and now you simplify.

7. qgood11

$(x ^{2}+2x)\div(x ^{2}-x)$ is the equation. how would at be simplified?