## anonymous 4 years ago y+3/2y + 5/y-1=1/2

1. anonymous

Hint: multiply every term of your equation by 2y

2. anonymous

if you wanna know why 2y, you can check out this tutorial i once made on LCM http://openstudy.com/users/lgbasallote#/updates/4f9f93dae4b01d279f25db37

3. anonymous

what abut the y-1?

4. anonymous

oh it's over y-1? i thought the 1 was a whole number...then the LCM is 2y(y-1) sorry bout that

5. anonymous

just making sure $$\Large \frac{3}{2y} + \frac{5}{y-1} = \frac{1}{2}$$ that's the problem right?

6. anonymous

y+3 over 2y, but the rest is right

7. anonymous

oh yeah..sorry...well the LCM is right so we multiply by 2y(y-1) $$(y+3)(y-1) + 5(2y) = 1(y)(y-1)$$ this will be our resulting equation won't it?

8. anonymous

yes, thank you!