# Basic Algebra/Rational Expressions and Equations/Simplifying Rational Expressions

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## Vocabulary[edit]

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To simplify rational expressions, first we need to know what they are. They are fractions that have polynomials on both their numerators and denominators.

You just can simplify **factors**, not terms. That means you have to factorize the nominator and the denominator:

Now, both are divisible by 2. So just divide them by 2, the result would be:

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