Multiply each term by a factor of that will equate all the denominators. In this case, all terms need a denominator of . The expression needs to be multiplied by to make the denominator .

Multiply the expression by a factor of to create the least common denominator (LCD) of .

Multiply by .

Since the expression on each side of the equation has the same denominator, the numerators must be equal.

Divide each term in by .

Cancel the common factor of .

Cancel the common factor.

Divide by .

Take the square root of both sides of the equation to eliminate the exponent on the left side.

Simplify the right side of the equation.

Rewrite as .

Any root of is .

Multiply by .

Combine and simplify the denominator.

Multiply and .

Raise to the power of .

Raise to the power of .

Use the power rule to combine exponents.

Add and .

Rewrite as .

Use to rewrite as .

Apply the power rule and multiply exponents, .

Combine and .

Cancel the common factor of .

Cancel the common factor.

Divide by .

Evaluate the exponent.

The complete solution is the result of both the positive and negative portions of the solution.

First, use the positive value of the to find the first solution.

Next, use the negative value of the to find the second solution.

The complete solution is the result of both the positive and negative portions of the solution.

The result can be shown in multiple forms.

Exact Form:

Decimal Form:

Solve for y 17/(20y)=1/(40y^3)