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ridgeboy36

  • 2 years ago

what is the simplified form of (5)/(3y+2)-(4)/(9y^2-4)? Any help with this problem would be greatly appreciated!!!

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  1. satellite73
    • 2 years ago
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    start with \[\frac{5}{3y+2}-\frac{4}{(3y+2)(3y-2)}\] then see that the last common multiple of the denominators is \((3y+2)(3y-2)\)

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    go to \[\frac{5(3y-2)-4}{(3y+2)(3y-2)}\] and finish by multiplying out in the numerator, and combine like terms

  3. ridgeboy36
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    okay that makes sense thankyou

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