Simplify (x^2+8x+16)/(x^2-2x-24)

Math
Factor using the perfect square rule.
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Rewrite as .
Check the middle term by multiplying and compare this result with the middle term in the original expression.
Simplify.
Factor using the perfect square trinomial rule , where and .
Factor using the AC method.
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Consider the form . Find a pair of integers whose product is and whose sum is . In this case, whose product is and whose sum is .
Write the factored form using these integers.
Cancel the common factor of and .
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Factor out of .
Cancel the common factors.
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Factor out of .
Cancel the common factor.
Rewrite the expression.
Simplify (x^2+8x+16)/(x^2-2x-24)

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