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: 36



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. $\frac{6y-18}{11y-33}=\frac{6(y-3)}{11(y-3)}=\frac{6(y-3)\div(y-3)}{11(y-3)\div(y-3)}=\frac{6}{11}$
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