Simplify the algebraic fraction: (2x+ 2x)/x^2

Question
Simplify (2x+ 2x)/x^2

Answer
STEP 1:   Observe the given algebraic fraction:

simplify this algebraic fraction

There are two terms in the numerator of the given fraction, which have the same variable and same power on the variables. Combining these like terms will be the first step in simplifying the expression.

adding 2x with 2x

STEP 2:    We note that the variable x is common to the terms in the numerator and denominator. So, the final step is to cancel out the common terms so that you can get the result in the simplest form.
cancel out the common term x

The given expression thus simplifies to 4/x.


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