1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data (2x^2+4x+2)/x+1 = l Simplify the equation for l. I do not want to solve it, just simplify. 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution I actually reduced the equation this far already, and the back of the book says I have gotten the equation right up to this point, but then it gives the answer, but not the steps to get there. The ANSWER: 2(x+1) .... I do not understand how to get that .