## minnie123 3 years ago Help Please for a medal and fan! ***Attachment Below***

1. minnie123

2. gaara438125

First find an LCD which is?

3. minnie123

6y @gaara438125

4. piscez.in

just like performing this operation on numbers, take the lcm of denominator and work this out. BTW, in this particular case you can take the common denominator y outside of the equation and reduce the rest, to make it look more artithmetic rather than algebraic

5. gaara438125

yeah, so make the fractions have the LCD it now looks like: $\frac{ 15 }{ 6y } + \frac{ 1 }{ 6y } - \frac{ 8 }{ 6y } =$ i can't see what it's equal too lol

6. piscez.in

when you have the same denominator, you can directly perform the numerator functions without further modification

7. minnie123

so is the answer 8/6y ?

8. gaara438125

yes, then simplify that to make it look like?

9. minnie123

4/3y ?

10. gaara438125

yeah, and is it equal to anything?

11. gaara438125

the picture is cut off

12. minnie123

no :)

13. minnie123

thanks for the help!