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Simplify this complex fraction...?

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  1. anonymous
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    \[1 + x/y \over 1 - x ^{2}/y ^{2}\]

  2. anonymous
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    So, you have a term in the lower fraction: y^2. Multiply that whole complex fraction by y^2/y^2 and you end up multiplying y^2 by every single individual term. After that, cancel like terms and simplify.

  3. anonymous
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    O.o I'm confused lol but since you're busy with somebody else I'll try it out :P

  4. anonymous
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    let 1= y^2/y^2. then u will have: 1−x^2/y^2 = (y^2-x^2)/y^2 do the same thing with the top part. then u multiply y^2 to both nominator and denominator.

  5. anonymous
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    but let 1=y/y for the top part.

  6. radar
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    1+x/y/(1-x^2/y^2) becomes \[(1+x/y)/(1+x/y)(1-x/y)\] Simplifying further 1/(1-x/y) completing the denominator by combining 1-x/y becomes (y-x)/y The final results will then become y/(y-x)

  7. anonymous
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    Thanks I get it now!

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