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# Simplify the expression $\frac{x^3}{x+1}$

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##  Final answer to the problem

$x^{2}-x+1+\frac{-1}{x+1}$
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##  Step-by-step Solution 

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Divide $x^3$ by $x+1$

$\begin{array}{l}\phantom{\phantom{;}x\phantom{;}+1;}{\phantom{;}x^{2}-x\phantom{;}+1\phantom{;}\phantom{;}}\\\phantom{;}x\phantom{;}+1\overline{\smash{)}\phantom{;}x^{3}\phantom{-;x^n}\phantom{-;x^n}\phantom{-;x^n}}\\\phantom{\phantom{;}x\phantom{;}+1;}\underline{-x^{3}-x^{2}\phantom{-;x^n}\phantom{-;x^n}}\\\phantom{-x^{3}-x^{2};}-x^{2}\phantom{-;x^n}\phantom{-;x^n}\\\phantom{\phantom{;}x\phantom{;}+1-;x^n;}\underline{\phantom{;}x^{2}+x\phantom{;}\phantom{-;x^n}}\\\phantom{;\phantom{;}x^{2}+x\phantom{;}-;x^n;}\phantom{;}x\phantom{;}\phantom{-;x^n}\\\phantom{\phantom{;}x\phantom{;}+1-;x^n-;x^n;}\underline{-x\phantom{;}-1\phantom{;}\phantom{;}}\\\phantom{;;-x\phantom{;}-1\phantom{;}\phantom{;}-;x^n-;x^n;}-1\phantom{;}\phantom{;}\\\end{array}$
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Resulting polynomial

$x^{2}-x+1+\frac{-1}{x+1}$

##  Final answer to the problem

$x^{2}-x+1+\frac{-1}{x+1}$

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###  Main Topic: Simplification of algebraic fractions

Simplification or reduction of algebraic fractions is the action of dividing the numerator and denominator of a fraction by a common factor in order to obtain another much simpler equivalent fraction. We can say that a fraction is reduced to its simplest when there is no common factor between the numerator and the denominator.