Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13417-805-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-805-9

Chapter 7 - Section 7.1 - Rational Expressions and Their Simplification - Exercise Set - Page 492: 35



Work Step by Step

To simplify, divide both the numerator and denominator by their greatest common factor. Use the the distributive property to find the GCF. $\frac{2y-10}{3y-15}=\frac{2(y-5)}{3(y-5)}=\frac{2(y-5)\div(y-5)}{3(y-5)\div(y-5)}=\frac{2}{3}$
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