## Spartan_Of_Ares 2 years ago any one?

1. Spartan_Of_Ares

2. mathstudent55

What divides into 18 and 6?

3. Spartan_Of_Ares

2 an 3

4. mathstudent55

Correct, but what is the largest number that divides into 18 and 6?

5. Spartan_Of_Ares

6

6. mathstudent55

So that is your first step. Divide both the numerator and denominator by 6.

7. Spartan_Of_Ares

3 AS NUMERATOR

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9. Spartan_Of_Ares

where did the 9 come from 0.o

10. mathstudent55

Right. 18 is in numerator. 18 divided by 6 goes in numerator. 6 is in denominator. 6 divided by 6 goes in denominator.

11. mathstudent55

Those are the letter small-case Q

12. Spartan_Of_Ares

could you re word that please

13. mathstudent55

What looks like a 9 to you is the way I write the letter "q"

14. Spartan_Of_Ares

ok that makes sense

15. mathstudent55

Now thta the number part is simplified, we need to simplify the variable part, the q and r variables.

16. mathstudent55

Notice what exponents mean, r^5 = r * r * r * r * r

17. Spartan_Of_Ares

so i have 1 r in the numerator and 4 in the denominator?

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20. mathstudent55

Thta's it. What's left?

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22. Spartan_Of_Ares

oh ok i have just one more

23. mathstudent55

Ok. Pls post a new question.