Posted by **alice** on Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 10:08pm.

2(3y-4)^(3/5)-4=50

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**Reiny**, Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 10:12pm
2(3y-4)^(3/5) = 54

(3y-4)^(3/5) = 27

3y - 4 = 27^(5/3)

3y = 27^(5/3) + 4

y = (27^(5/3) + 4)/3

= (243 + 4)/3 = 247/3 or 82 1/3

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**Joe**, Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 11:42pm
1-(1/a)/1-(1/a^2)

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**Steve**, Monday, March 12, 2012 at 10:49am
multiply top and bottom by a^2 to get

(a^2-a)/(a^2-1)

= a(a-1)/(a+1)(a-1)

= a/(a+1)

or, since you seem to like reciprocals so much,

1 /(1+1/a)

:-)

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