# SOLUTION: I am having trouble simplying the following. I have come up with two solutions and need help to see if I am on the right track. Thanks in advance for your help. Simplify: 2y^2

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Numeric Fractions Question 127508: I am having trouble simplying the following. I have come up with two solutions and need help to see if I am on the right track. Thanks in advance for your help. Simplify: 2y^2-4/5y-y+3y^2 Solution #1: = (2y^2+3y^2)+(-4/5-1)y = 5y^2+(-4/5-5/5)y = 5y^2-9/5y Solution #2: = (2y^2)^5-(4/5y)^5-(y)^5+(3y^2)^5 = 32y^2-4y-5y+243y^2 = 275y^2-9y = y(275y-9) Answer by edjones(7569)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!2y^2-(4/5)y-y+3y^2 I assume this is the problem. 5y^2-(9y/5) (25y^2-9y)/5 y(25y-9)/5 . Ed