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

**Question**

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

**Answer**

**STEP 1: **Observe the given 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.

**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.

The given expression thus simplifies to

^{4}/_{x}.