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    Linear Equation

    Question

     \frac{5}{2y}-\frac{1}{y}=\frac{3}{4}

    Attempt:
    \frac{5y-2y}{2y^2}=\frac{3}{4}

    I don't know what to do after this Step.. [Shall I cross multiply]

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    You attempted the wrong step!

    Be it from Start:

    step 1: Multiply both sides by 4y (the common of 2y, y and 4).

    step 2: The equation will look like: 10 - 4 = 3y

    step 3: y = 2

    step 4: put y = 2 in original equation and verify!

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    Quote Originally Posted by faisal4pro View Post
    You attempted the wrong step!

    Be it from Start:

    step 1: Multiply both sides by 4y (the common of 2y, y and 4).

    step 2: The equation will look like: 10 - 4 = 3y

    step 3: y = 2

    step 4: put y = 2 in original equation and verify!

    Thank you
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