Simplify the rational expression below. What values can x not be? Homework Help ✎
The denominator cannot be equal to zero.What value(s) of x would make the denominator zero?
(2x + 1)(x + 5) = 0
2x2 + 11x + 5 = 0
x ≠ −0.5 or −5
Factor both the numerator and the denominator.
Look for 1.