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    Simplify

    Simplifying

    [(5y^2-45)/(y^3-25y)] / [(4y^2+12y)/(3y-10)]


    I get to

    [5(3y-10)(y-3)]/[4y^2(y-5)(y+5)]



    If this can be simplified further can someone show me the steps please?
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    Yes, that's what I get. Only the "y+ 3" terms cancel. I can't help but wonder if that "3y- 10" was not supposed to be "2y- 10". Then you would have two "y- 5" terms that would also cancel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HallsofIvy View Post
    Yes, that's what I get. Only the "y+ 3" terms cancel. I can't help but wonder if that "3y- 10" was not supposed to be "2y- 10". Then you would have two "y- 5" terms that would also cancel.
    Yes true.The 2 would also cancel out.Maybe it is a typo.
    Thanks for the help.
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