# SOLUTION: Simplfy by removing non-positive exponents: x to the -1 plus y to the -1 divided by x squared minus y squared.

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 Question 167820: Simplfy by removing non-positive exponents: x to the -1 plus y to the -1 divided by x squared minus y squared.Found 2 solutions by checkley77, nerdybill:Answer by checkley77(12569)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!(X^-1+Y^-1)/(X^2-Y^2) (X^-1+Y^-1)/(X+Y)(X-Y) 1/(X+Y)(X+Y)(X-Y) Answer by nerdybill(6962)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!x to the -1 plus y to the -1 divided by x squared minus y squared. . . . Multiplying numerator and denominator by xy: Factoring the denominator: Canceling like-terms: Or,