Algebra and Trigonometry 10th Edition

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 9781337271172
ISBN 13: 978-1-33727-117-2

Appendix A - A Exercises - Page A6: 12



Work Step by Step

$5=\frac{5}{1}$. So, the 5 is not in the denominator. Also, suppose the five is in the denominator: $\frac{1}{5}$. Before proceeding with the sum, the LCD should be evaluated. Correct procedure: $5+(1/y)=\frac{5}{1}+\frac{1}{y}=\frac{5y}{y}+\frac{1}{y}=\frac{5y+1}{y}$
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