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Homework Help: Multiplying Rational Expressions

  1. Feb 19, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    [tex]\frac{5(y-2)}{y+1}[/tex] x [tex]\frac{y+1}{10}[/tex]

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    Does this equal 5(y-2)(y+1)/10(y+1) ? Or are there no brackets on that first y+1 ?
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2008
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  3. Feb 19, 2008 #2


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    It would be equal to what you have. You can simplify it as well.
  4. Feb 19, 2008 #3
    Ok, I just needed to make sure. Now I understand/am sure of how to simplify it. Thanks!
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