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11-61.

Factor and simplify each expression below.

1. $\frac { x ^ { 2 } - 4 } { x ^ { 2 } + 4 x + 4 }$

$\frac{(x + 2)(x - 2)}{(x + 2)(x + 2)}$

$\frac{x - 2}{x + 2}$

1. $\frac { 2 x ^ { 2 } - 5 x - 3 } { 4 x ^ { 2 } + 4 x + 1 }$

See part (a).

1. Justify each step in simplifying the expression in part (a).

Use the Distributive Property to factor and the multiplicative property of 1 to reduce.