I don't understand. Can you factor it down? I tried but i don't think you can factor it?
Shon...write out the expressions right on top of each other. then factor each trinomial into binomials: x^2 + 3x + 2 should have factors that look something like this....( + )( + ) / ( + )( + ) then cancel like-terms. here's an example: try to solve your's...if you're still having difficulty...let me know...I don't want to answer the problems for you...but will show you how to solve it... here is a similar problem x^2 + 4x + 4 / x^2 + 7x + 14 ( x + 2 )( x + 2 )/( x + 2 )( x + 7 ) the numerator is ( x + 2 )( x + 2 ) and the denominator is ( x + 2 )( x + 7 ) since there is ( x + 2 )in the numerator and ( x + 2 )in the denominator they cancel out (because of the Property of One) so the factored answer would be ( x + 2 )/( x + 7 ) try it with your values...learn how to do this and your'll be the MASTER!