## Elementary Algebra

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