# SOLUTION: I have no idea how to do this problem type! Simplify. (Factor first) 1. 3y^2-3y/y-1 2. a^2-a-12/a^2-4a * 2a^2/a^2+2a-3

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Question 38141: I have no idea how to do this problem type!
Simplify. (Factor first)
1. 3y^2-3y/y-1
2. a^2-a-12/a^2-4a * 2a^2/a^2+2a-3

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 Here's what you tried: Graphical form: simplifies to Text form: (3y^2-3y)/(y-1) simplifies to 3*yCartoon (animation) form: For tutors: `simplify_cartoon( (3y^2-3y)/(y-1) )` If you have a website, here's a link to this solution.

### DETAILED EXPLANATION

Look at .
Canceled out common factors (y-(1))

Look at .
Remove unneeded parentheses around factor ,
It becomes .

Look at .
Remove unneeded parentheses around factor
It becomes .

Look at .
Remove extraneous '1' from product
It becomes .
Result:

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