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11-61.
1. Factor and simplify each expression below. Homework Help ✎

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

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

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

See part (a).

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