# Chapter 2 - Real Numbers - Chapter 2 Review Problem Set - Page 88: 19

$= \frac{5x-8y}{x^{2}y}$

#### Work Step by Step

We first create a common denominator, and then we subtract the numerators to obtain: $\frac{5}{xy} - \frac{8}{x^{2}}$ $= \frac{5x}{x^{2}y} - \frac{8y}{x^{2}y}$ $= \frac{5x-8y}{x^{2}y}$

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