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Solve for y:
Factor the second denominator.
Multiply the first fraction by
to get the fractions over a common denominator.
Multiply both sides by
Perform the indicated multiplication on both sides.
Subtract 5y from both sides.
Add 15 to both sides.
Factor this quadratic equation.
Apply the zero product principle.
The original equation is:
If you substitute y = 3, you will get:
...and, as you know, division by zero is undefined and thus not allowed.
So you have only one valid solution to this problem: y = 2