Math CentralQuandaries & Queries


Subject: algebra
Who are you: Student

6/x-2y - 15/x+y = 0.5

Hello Emeka.

You have one equation with two variables, so I'm not sure what you are being asked to do with this equation, except perhaps to put it into a general form.

I'm presuming you meant to write:

6/(x-2y) - 15/(x+y) = 0.5

but you forgot the parentheses.

If you multiply both sides by (2)(x-2y)(x+y), you will quickly get an equation that you can rearrange into the form:

Ax2 + Bxy + Cy2 + Dx + Ey + F = 0

Where A, B, C, D, E and F are all integers. This is probably what your question is requesting you to do.

Hope this helps you,
Stephen La Rocque.

About Math Central


Math Central is supported by the University of Regina and The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences.
Quandaries & Queries page Home page University of Regina PIMS