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## Homework Statement

Is it legal to factor x+3 out of x+3+h and turn it into (x+3)(1+(h/x+3))

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Is it legal to factor x+3 out of x+3+h and turn it into (x+3)(1+(h/x+3))

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Yes, provided you mean ##\displaystyle \ (x+3)\left( 1 + \frac{h}{x+3} \right) \,.#### Homework Statement

Is it legal to factor x+3 out of x+3+h and turn it into (x+3)(1+(h/(x+3)))

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I inserted the missing parentheses in the above quote of your post. These are necessary when writing the fraction on a single line rather than in stacked form as pointed out by @mfb .

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