I stumbled upon following rational, where the right hand of equation is a simplification:

$$\frac{x^2 + 6x + 5}{x^2 - x - 2} = \frac{(x + 5)(x + 1)}{(x - 2)(x + 1)}$$

  1. I can't understand how do you derive this simplification, what rules apply here?

  2. Secondly, I want to search google for more (generic) information but I'm not even sure what should I search for?


Btw. this comes from this video link, but it doesn't explain my question.


1) Find the roots of the numerator. These are $-5, -1$, Find the roots of the denominator. These are $2, -1$.

2) Search for "roots of quadratic equations" or "factoring quadratic polynomials".


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