Move to the left side of the equation by subtracting it from both sides.

Simplify the denominator.

Rewrite as .

Since both terms are perfect squares, factor using the difference of squares formula, where and .

To write as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by .

To write as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by .

Write each expression with a common denominator of , by multiplying each by an appropriate factor of .

Multiply and .

Multiply and .

Reorder the factors of .

Combine the numerators over the common denominator.

Simplify the numerator.

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Apply the distributive property.

Multiply by .

Subtract from .

Subtract from .

Combine the numerators over the common denominator.

Simplify the numerator.

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Subtract from .

Simplify with factoring out.

Factor out of .

Rewrite as .

Factor out of .

Simplify the expression.

Rewrite as .

Move the negative in front of the fraction.

Rewrite as .

Since both terms are perfect squares, factor using the difference of squares formula, where and .

To write as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by .

To write as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by .

Multiply and .

Multiply and .

Reorder the factors of .

Combine the numerators over the common denominator.

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Apply the distributive property.

Multiply by .

Subtract from .

Subtract from .

Combine the numerators over the common denominator.

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Subtract from .

Factor out of .

Rewrite as .

Factor out of .

Simplify the expression.

Rewrite as .

Move the negative in front of the fraction.

Finding the LCD of a list of values is the same as finding the LCM of the denominators of those values.

The LCM is the smallest positive number that all of the numbers divide into evenly.

1. List the prime factors of each number.

2. Multiply each factor the greatest number of times it occurs in either number.

The number is not a prime number because it only has one positive factor, which is itself.

Not prime

The LCM of is the result of multiplying all prime factors the greatest number of times they occur in either number.

The factor for is itself.

occurs time.

The factor for is itself.

occurs time.

The LCM of is the result of multiplying all factors the greatest number of times they occur in either term.

Multiply each term in by in order to remove all the denominators from the equation.

Simplify .

Cancel the common factor of .

Move the leading negative in into the numerator.

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Apply the distributive property.

Multiply by .

Simplify .

Expand using the FOIL Method.

Apply the distributive property.

Apply the distributive property.

Apply the distributive property.

Simplify terms.

Combine the opposite terms in .

Reorder the factors in the terms and .

Add and .

Add and .

Simplify each term.

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Add to both sides of the equation.

Divide each term by and simplify.

Divide each term in by .

Cancel the common factor of .

Cancel the common factor.

Divide by .

Divide by .

Solve by Factoring 2/(y+3)-4/(y-3)=12/(y^2-9)