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Hint: Multiply the first fraction by (x - 3)/(x-3)

so would it become \[\frac{ x ^{2} + 5x + 6 }{ x ^{2} - 9 }\] @Hero

are you posting one of the multiple choices ?

This isn't a multiple choice problem

you have the wrong sign on 5x

Actually the numerator should be x^2 - 5x + 6

Okay, then what would I do?

once you have a common denominator, you can combine the tops

Okay, I get you so far

Then multiply out the numerator of the left fraction (x + 3)(x - 2)

Okay I did that

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What did you do here?

Ohh okay

Now combine like terms on the numerator.

Then try factoring the numerator.

When I combine like terms I got \[\frac{ x ^{2} + 11x - 6 }{ (x+3)(x-3) }\]

Correct. The last step is to try to factor the numerator to see if you can simplify the fraction.

I can't figure out how to factro this, nothing I can find will come up with both 11 and 6

Okay, What would the restrictions be then ? @mathstudent55

Would the answer be with the denominator factored or can I put x^2 - 9 ?

Or would I put x^2 - 9 as the denominator ?

Okay, thank you so much for your help ! (: