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    Post how to factor these algebraic fractions?

    For #2 my book says the answer is -1. why and how??



    1.) 5x + 5y
    5x - 5y



    2.) 5x - 5y
    5y - 5x
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    Quote Originally Posted by benjixbunn View Post
    For #2 my book says the answer is -1. why and how??
    2.) 5x - 5y
    5y - 5x
    Because (y-x)=-(x-y).
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    Quote Originally Posted by benjixbunn View Post
    For #2 my book says the answer is -1. why and how??



    1.) 5x + 5y
    5x - 5y


    2.) 5x - 5y
    5y - 5x

    \displaystyle{\frac{5x-5y}{5y-5x}=\frac{-5(y-x)}{5(y-x)}=-1

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