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Simplify this rational expression


Are you sure you don't mean (x2-25)/(x2-3x-10) instead? Formatting really helps.
It's possible, but that's the way it was written, Possible answers are x+5/x+2, 2.5x-10, 3.5x, and x^2-25/x^2-3x-10.
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I think the problem is:
The numerator factors to (x+5)(x-5)
The denominator factors to (x+2)(x-5)
So the rational expression becomes:
The (x-5) terms cancel, so the final answer is:
(x+5)/(x+2),  x≠-2 or 5