# How do you simplify (9y + 8) / (y) and what are the restrictions?

$y$ must be different from zero, to avoid a division by zero; then you can have:
$\frac{9 y + 8}{y} = \frac{9 \cancel{y}}{\cancel{y}} + \frac{8}{y} = 9 + \frac{8}{y}$