Simplify (1-4/(x+8))/(16/(x+8)+x)

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Multiply the numerator and denominator of the complex fraction by .
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Multiply by .
Combine.
Apply the distributive property.
Simplify by cancelling.
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Cancel the common factor of .
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Move the leading negative in into the numerator.
Cancel the common factor.
Rewrite the expression.
Cancel the common factor of .
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Cancel the common factor.
Rewrite the expression.
Simplify the numerator.
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Multiply by .
Subtract from .
Simplify the denominator.
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Apply the distributive property.
Multiply by .
Reorder terms.
Factor using the perfect square rule.
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Rewrite as .
Check the middle term by multiplying and compare this result with the middle term in the original expression.
Simplify.
Factor using the perfect square trinomial rule , where and .
Cancel the common factor of and .
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Multiply by .
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Factor out of .
Cancel the common factor.
Rewrite the expression.
Simplify (1-4/(x+8))/(16/(x+8)+x)
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