2/x^2 + 2/y^2

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4/xy

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- Sep 18th 2009, 12:58 PMblame_canada100express in simplest form
2/x^2 + 2/y^2

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4/xy - Sep 18th 2009, 01:10 PMe^(i*pi)
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$\displaystyle \frac{\frac{2}{x^2} + \frac{2}{y^2}}{\frac{4}{xy}}$

I would go about this by simplifying the numerator on it's own

Cross multiply to give just one denominator

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Remember when multiplying by fractions that $\displaystyle \frac{\frac{a}{b}}{\frac{c}{d}} = \frac{ad}{bc}$. In other words flip the fraction and multiply.

__Spoiler__: - Sep 18th 2009, 01:13 PMPlato