# SOLUTION: (2x2 + 3x – 35) ÷ (x + 5)

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 Question 370906: (2x2 + 3x – 35) ÷ (x + 5)Answer by jsmallt9(3296)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! Before we actually try to divide, let's see if this fraction will reduce. Reducing a fraction involves canceling common factors between the numerator and denominator. And to cancel common factors, we need to know what the factors are. So we start by factoring: We can now see that (x+5) is a factor which is common to the numerator and denominator. We can cancel them: leaving: And dividing by 1 is the easiest division of all! This simplifies to: 2x-7