x²-(y-1)²Help please!

(y-1)²-x²

I did this but I'm not sure it's correct:

-1(x²-(y-1)²)=

(y-1)²-x²

-x²+(y-1)²=

(y-1)²-x²

(y-1)²-x²= 1????

(y-1)²-x²

Thank you!

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- Jan 19th 2009, 04:09 PMautumnafternoonSimplify Rational Expression
__x²-(y-1)²__Help please!

(y-1)²-x²

I did this but I'm not sure it's correct:

-1(__x²-(y-1)²)__=

(y-1)²-x²

__-x²+(y-1)²__=

(y-1)²-x²

__(y-1)²-x²__= 1????

(y-1)²-x²

Thank you!

- Jan 19th 2009, 04:19 PMJester
- Jan 19th 2009, 04:29 PMautumnafternoon
I'm sorry....I don't understand. Is the answer the same but my process wrong?

- Jan 19th 2009, 04:52 PMJester
- Jan 19th 2009, 05:19 PMautumnafternoon
Omg! You wouldn't believe how many times I had to repeat that process until what you wrote sunk in....doh! (Doh). Thank you SO much for your help!