# How do you simplify #(y-14)/(14-y)#?

##### 1 Answer

Aug 13, 2016

#### Explanation:

What we want here is the numerator to be 14 - y, so that it can be

#color(blue)"cancelled"# with the 14 - y on the denominator.We can do this by factorising y - 14 as follows.

#y-14=-1(14-y)#

#rArr(y-14)/(14-y)=(-1cancel((14-y)))/cancel(14-y)=-1#