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  • 5 years ago

Under what circumstances would the sum of two fractions be easier to compute than the product of the same two fractions?

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  1. anonymous
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    can you expand on the problem? it doesn't make any sense as stated.

  2. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    Thats the question in my textbook. I didn't understand it either, thats why i posted it. lol

  3. myininaya
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    this is an odd question isn't the word easier like an opinion?

  4. anonymous
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    Yes, very odd! I think its saying like what ways is it easier to compute the sum of two fractions than to compute the product of the same two fractions.

  5. anonymous
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    ??? i have no idea haha

  6. myininaya
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    adding involves multiplying when the denominators aren't the same so i guess it easier to add fractions when they have same denominator

  7. myininaya
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    5/25+6/25 is easier to compute mentally than 5/25 *6/25

  8. myininaya
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    6/352+52/352 is easier to compute mentally than 6/352 *52/352

  9. anonymous
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    I see what your trying to say.

  10. myininaya
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    so i would say it is to add two fractions with them same denominator than to multiply these two fractions (for really big numbers in the denominator)

  11. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    The sum of two fractions would be easier to computer than the product of the same two fractions when the two fractions have the same denominators....

  12. myininaya
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    yes

  13. myininaya
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    it is still easy to multiply numbers with the same denominators when the numbers are small l

  14. anonymous
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    ok

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