I need to simplify this fraction: y^2 - 1 ___________ y^2 - y - 2 (the line represents the fraction) EDIT: never mind everyone ive managed to work it out. But thanks to anyone who was about to post the answer.
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Originally Posted by nugiboy I need to simplify this fraction: y^2 - 1 ___________ y^2 - y - 2 (the line represents the fraction) EDIT: never mind everyone ive managed to work it out. But thanks to anyone who was about to post the answer. Just for the sake of completeness: Cancelling the common y + 1 gives: (We need that last statement to remind us that y can't be -1 in the original expression, so neither can it be -1 here.) -Dan
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