Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321785045
ISBN 13: 978-0-32178-504-6

Chapter 6 - Section 6.2 - Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions - Exercise Set: 86



Work Step by Step

The distributive property holds that $a(b-c)=ab-ac$ for real numbers a, b, and c. Therefore, $5y^{2}(\frac{1}{y^{2}}-\frac{1}{5})=(5y^{2}\times\frac{1}{y^{2}})-(5y^{2}\times\frac{1}{5})=\frac{5y^{2}}{y^{2}}-\frac{5y^{2}}{5}=5-y^{2}$
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