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1. I do not know where to start with this type of question.

can someone give me a step by step guide please on how to solve this problem.

X + 1 X - 1
------- = --------
3 4

2y - 1 y
--------- = ------
3 2
2. 1. the 4 should be under -1.
2. 2 should be under y

1. -1
-----
4

2. y
- --
2
3. (Original post by wartortle)
I do not know where to start with this type of question.

can someone give me a step by step guide please on how to solve this problem.

X + 1 X - 1
------- = --------
3 4

2y - 1 y
--------- = ------
3 2
What have you tried so far?

Clearing the fractions is usually a good start
4. (Original post by davros)
What have you tried so far?

Clearing the fractions is usually a good start
cross multiplying like the book says but that does not give me the answer.
5. (Original post by wartortle)
cross multiplying like the book says but that does not give me the answer.
Show what you have tried.

Also, can you write it in latex?

http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/latex
6. (Original post by wartortle)
cross multiplying like the book says but that does not give me the answer.
As james22 says, show us the first step you get after you cross-multiply.

We can't help you very much unless we can see where you're going wrong

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