There's more stuff going on there than in a Salvador Dali painting. We'll turn this thing into a calmer, more peaceful Monet if we can. Shall we? We can factor the numerator by grouping to find this crowded mess: . Then we cancel (*y* + 3) from the numerator and denominator and find *xy* + 12
as our final answer. Ah. We are reminded of lily pads and haystacks. |