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# Hi guys! Math please help?

The equation is-2/x - 5/y + 5/x

(The slashes=/ are square root signs)

So do i subtract -2/x and 5/x or do i add?

I know they are like terms, but the subtraction sign and addition sign is confusing me.

And where would i put the 5/y??

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- Old TeacherLv 79 years agoFavorite Answer
Treat square roots as you would other variables; like 5x-2x=3x

So -2√x-5√y +5√x

=5√x-2√x -5√y

= 3√x - 5√y

Hoping this helps!

- Anonymous9 years ago
The answer would be 3/x - 5/y. In this problem you would so the same thing to the -2 and 5 as you would if they were by themselves. Subtract 2 from 5 and you get 3 :)

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