# simplify this fraction?

#### coolbeans33

##### New member
2h/h2 + 2h + 2

does the 2h cancel out?

#### SuperSonic4

##### Well-known member
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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