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joemagee
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7/8 times 39/180 and simplify. I keep getting 273/1440 but it's
telling me I'm wrong.
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joemagee Group Title
7/8 times 39/180 and simplify. I keep getting 273/1440 but it's telling me I'm wrong.
 one year ago
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jdoe0001 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
it's correct :), you just need to SIMPLIFY it :)
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jdoe0001 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
do you know what simplifying means?
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joemagee Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Sometimes. (:. I guess I should divide 273 by 1440. Is that right?
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jdoe0001 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
well, yes and no, you should to the extent you're still left with a fraction, so, \(\cfrac{2}{4} \ simplifies\ to\ \cfrac{1}{2}\)
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Naveen Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Ok, so that was easy. But I cant think of where to start. 273 is a large number as is 1440. Is there a trick?
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jdoe0001 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so \(\cfrac{1}{2}\times 2 = \cfrac{2}{4}\), same proportions, with just a multiplier, in this case "2"
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jdoe0001 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
well, sorta, 273, 2+7+3 =12, 12 is divisible by 3, start from there, divide both by 3 :), see if that works
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Naveen Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Suppose it was 123/457?
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jdoe0001 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
well, then I'd check what I can get from the numbers, usually you start small, 2, or 3, or 4 and so on, the smallest integer you can divide, NOT 1 of course, so 2 and so on, yo have 273, is not divisible by 2, so I checked with 3 :)
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jdoe0001 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
let me see if I can make a quick table of both of those numbers, simplifying
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