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simplify this fraction?

coolbeans33

New member
Sep 19, 2013
23
2h/h2 + 2h + 2

does the 2h cancel out?
 

SuperSonic4

Well-known member
MHB Math Helper
Mar 1, 2012
249
2h/h2 + 2h + 2

does the 2h cancel out?
It's hard to see what you mean but I'm inclined to say the answer is no.

As you've written it we have:
\(\displaystyle \frac{2h}{h^2} + 2h + 2 = 2\left(\dfrac{1}{h} + h + 1\right)\)

but you can't cancel \(\displaystyle 2h\)

If you meant \(\displaystyle \frac{2h}{h^2+2h+2}\) then it won't cancel any further