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AngelaB97

  • one year ago

please help me simplify this x/y-y/x _________ 1/x^2-1/y^2

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  1. AngelaB97
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    preferably by using a picture

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Let's start with the first equation. \[\frac{x}{y}-\frac{y}{x}\] Cross multiply the values. \[\frac{x\times x-y\times y}{yx}\] Simplify the exponents further. Once you've done that, use the difference of squares to simplify again.

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    • one year ago
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    The second equation is \[\frac{1}{{x}^{2}}-\frac{1}{{y}^{2}}\] Again, cross multiply the values. Once you've cross multiplied, use the difference of squares.

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    can you please further explain?

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