# Thread: algebraic fraction to simplyfy

1. ## algebraic fraction to simplyfy

would anyone be able to help with a question.

I have attached my notes to a question , I have to simplify what is in the red box, and underneath are a few note on how I think the question needs to be done, but I can`t get to the right answer in the book.

can anyone show me the steps to get the answer.

Many thanks

Dave

2. ## Re: algebraic fraction to simplyfy

$5\left(\frac{x^2y+xy^2}{y^2+\frac{2}{5}xy} \right)=\frac{5x^2y+5xy^2}{5y^2+2xy}$

Divide both numerator and denominator by $y$, factor $5x$ in the numerator and you're done

3. ## Re: algebraic fraction to simplyfy

quick question , what do you use to type maths as in your answer?

Dave

4. ## Re: algebraic fraction to simplyfy

Do you know what LaTeX is? LaTeX - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia if you embrace some simple LaTeX code between [tex] and [ /tex] (and remove the blank space in the second tex) the forum will display the equations as in my previous post