2x-162x+8

Factor 2 out of 2x.

2(x)-162x+8

Factor 2 out of -16.

2(x)+2⋅-82x+8

Factor 2 out of 2(x)+2(-8).

2(x-8)2x+8

Factor 2 out of 2x.

2(x-8)2(x)+8

Factor 2 out of 8.

2(x-8)2x+2⋅4

Factor 2 out of 2x+2⋅4.

2(x-8)2(x+4)

Cancel the common factor.

2(x-8)2(x+4)

Rewrite the expression.

x-8x+4

x-8x+4

Simplify (2x-16)/(2x+8)