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When you get a fraction like this: 20y/40  57y/40, can I swap it to 57y/40  20y/40?
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When you get a fraction like this: 20y/40  57y/40, can I swap it to 57y/40  20y/40?
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@kathyforver
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@kathyforever
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Yes no, maybe, I don't know
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kathyforever Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
im not completely sure. i think so but i may be wrong
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Agent47 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
One does not simply swap the fractions whenever he or she feels like it!
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AAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRR
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Agent47 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
you could swap it to: 57y/50+20y/40 though
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What is 20y/40  57y/40?
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Agent47 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
addition is commutative, but subtraction is not.
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cshalvey Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
@headge  Do you understand negative numbers? So, in this example it's okay for the answer to be less than zero, or rewrite it as @Agent47 has done.
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Why is the 57y now over 50?
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MarkRijckenberg Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
To answer your question, you need to simplify the issue. You need to put y/40 outside the brackets and the remaining numbers inside the brackets. Then you will see that 2057 is definitely not the same value as 5720
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Be arsed douing that!
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Mark you look like billy corgan. So I will write the question out in full
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cshalvey Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Now *that's* an excellent example there @MarkRijckenberg @headge  I'd be careful about how I interact with the people who are helping you, ok? Now, what part of this problem don't you understand? Did Mark's example help?
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Y/2  5y/8 + 4y/5 = 20y/40  25y/40 + 32y/40 = 20y/40  57y/40 Then I got stuck. What do you mean? What have I said that is rude?
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cshalvey Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Hmm, so now I'm confused. Are you supposed to solve for y in this problem? In terms of your original question, are you able to do that part? 20  57 = ?
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Write is as a single fraction
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And I've not been rude to Mark
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cshalvey Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Ok, understood. So, are you able to subtract 20y from 57y? An easier way to think of it is by adding a negative, as @Agent47 did. So, 57 + 20 = ? (this answer will be a negative number FYI)
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So it could be 37y/40?
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There she goes, there she goes again. She calls my name!
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@MarkRijckenberg
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cshalvey Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Hehe, sorry, connection issues. But yes, you got it! It's 37y/40 :)
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I didn't know you were able to get a y thing!
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Alright I'll give you best response
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MarkRijckenberg Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I disagree: Y/2  5y/8 + 4y/5 = 20y/40  25y/40 + 32y/40 = 5y/40 + 32y/40 = 27y/40
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