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# (x^2 − 2x + 1)/(x − 1) =

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$$\frac{x^2 − 2x + 1}{x − 1} =$$

(A) $$x + 1$$

(B) $$–x – 1$$

(C) $$–x + 1$$

(D) $$x – 1$$

(E) $$x – 2$$

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08 Jul 2019, 01:22
=(x-1)^2/(x-1)
=(x-1)
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09 Jul 2019, 08:52
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= (x-1)^2/(x-1) = (x-1)
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09 Jul 2019, 10:56
(x^2 − 2x + 1)/x − 1 = ((x-1)^2)/(x-1) = (x-1)^(2-1) = x-1.

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$$\frac{x^2 − 2x + 1}{x − 1} =$$

(A) $$x + 1$$

(B) $$–x – 1$$

(C) $$–x + 1$$

(D) $$x – 1$$

(E) $$x – 2$$

Source: Nova GMAT

Simplifying, we have:

(x - 1)^2/(x - 1) = x - 1

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