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solving rational equations

1               y-3

------ =  --------

y-5         3  

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Robert J. | Certified High School AP Calculus and Physics TeacherCertified High School AP Calculus and Ph...
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Cross multiplication leads to,

3 = y^2 - 8y + 15

Collect all terms in one side,

y^2 - 8y + 12 = (y-2)(y-6) = 0

Answer: y = 2, 6