## anonymous 3 years ago simplify 17 . 24 divide (17 . 24) so from what i understand you start with the 17 . 24.. tay sart left to right ?

1. anonymous

you start*

2. anonymous

What is that period supposed to be?

3. anonymous

multiply

4. anonymous

x/x=1

5. anonymous

=1

6. anonymous

so the problem looks like this: $17 \times 24/(17 \times 24)$

7. anonymous

?

8. anonymous

Does the problem you are having a question about look like the one I just posted?

9. anonymous

yes...

10. anonymous

Well it's a good habit to use order of operations when solving. In this case parenthesis then multiplication/division, but since the problem is in the form x/x and x does not equal zero the the answer is 1.

11. anonymous

then it's r8..ok ?

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