Rewrite as .

Rewrite as .

Since both terms are perfect squares, factor using the difference of squares formula, where and .

Simplify.

Rewrite as .

Since both terms are perfect squares, factor using the difference of squares formula, where and .

Cancel the common factor.

Divide by .

Apply the distributive property.

Apply the distributive property.

Apply the distributive property.

Multiply by by adding the exponents.

Multiply by .

Raise to the power of .

Use the power rule to combine exponents.

Add and .

Move to the left of .

Rewrite as .

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Divide (x^4-1)/(x+1)