# Division of Algebraic Expressions

When dividing algebraic expressions, the following formula is useful:
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This formula generalizes to any number of terms.

Example

When there is more than a single variable in the denomination, we usually factor the expression and then cancel, instead of using the above formula.

Example

1. x + 1
2. â€“x â€“ 1
3. â€“x + 1
4. x â€“ 1
5. x â€“ 2
Solution

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The answer is (D).