# Multiplying Rational Expressions

1. Feb 19, 2008

### mike_302

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

$$\frac{5(y-2)}{y+1}$$ x $$\frac{y+1}{10}$$

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
2. Feb 19, 2008

### Kurdt

Staff Emeritus
It would be equal to what you have. You can simplify it as well.

3. Feb 19, 2008

### mike_302

Ok, I just needed to make sure. Now I understand/am sure of how to simplify it. Thanks!