# SOLUTION: simplify by removing factors of 1. s^2 -4 over (x+2)^2 What is the simplified form?

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 Question 260452: simplify by removing factors of 1. s^2 -4 over (x+2)^2 What is the simplified form?Found 2 solutions by stanbon, richwmiller:Answer by stanbon(57387)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!simplify by removing factors of 1. s^2 -4 over (x+2)^2 What is the simplified form? --------------------------------- Factor: [(x-2)(x+2)]/(x+2)^2 ---- Cancel (x+2)/(x+2) to get: (x-2)/x+2) =========== Cheers, Stan H. Answer by richwmiller(9143)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Are you sure that there are both s and x? If they are both x or both s It becomes (x-2)/(x+2) or (s-2)/(s+2)