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    simplify expression

    (y+1)^2 over y^2 + y divided by y^2 minus 1 over y^2
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    Quote Originally Posted by blame_canada100 View Post

    (y+1)^2 over y^2 + y divided by y^2 minus 1 over y^2
    I blame Canada!

    \frac {\frac {(y + 1)^2}{y^2 + y}}{\frac {y^2 - 1}{y^2}} = \frac {(y + 1)^2}{y^2 + y} \cdot \frac {y^2}{y^2 - 1}

    = \frac {(y + 1)^2}{y(y + 1)} \cdot \frac {y^2}{(y + 1)(y - 1)}

    = \frac {y^2 (y + 1)^2}{y(y + 1)^2 (y - 1)}

    = \frac y{y - 1}
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jhevon View Post
    I blame Canada!
    I have nothing to add, but I wanted to mention that the OP has a great username!

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