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    In the expression, 1/(y+6), why can't y equal 0,3,-6, or -3?

    I understand that y can't equal -6 because it will make the denominator 0, but why the other numbers?
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    Re: In the expression, 1/(y+6), why can't y equal 0,3,-6, or -3?

    y could equal any of the other numbers...who told you otherwise?
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    Re: In the expression, 1/(y+6), why can't y equal 0,3,-6, or -3?

    Quote Originally Posted by EJdive43 View Post
    I understand that y can't equal -6 because it will make the denominator 0, but why the other numbers?
    You need to post the entire question. The part you quoted makes little sense as is.
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