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Part 1: Simplify the complex fractions.
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Part 2: Are the complex fractions equivalent? Explain why or why not.
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they are. \[\frac{ a }{ b } \div \frac{ c }{ d } = \frac{ a }{ b } \times \frac{ d }{ c }\]

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anonymous
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I dont understand?
anonymous
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Is that the answer?
anonymous
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maybe not the answer your teacher wants. but it is a rule of how you divide 2 fractions. you multiply it by the reciprocal of the divider
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anonymous
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tell me if it is too messy
anonymous
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Im sorry, could you work it out for me in steps? Im a little slow lol
anonymous
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@OffnenStudieren It is a little hard to read. Im sorry
anonymous
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what about part 2?
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\[\large\frac{\frac{10}{x-5}}{\frac{4}{x^2-x-20}}=\large \frac{10}{x-5}\times \frac{x^2-x-20}{4}\]
anonymous
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factor and cancel
anonymous
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and Are the complex fractions equivalent? Explain why or why not.
anonymous
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How I remember it is to take the bottom half and "flip it," like hose Satellite73 showed it
anonymous
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And yes, they are equivilant
anonymous
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but why?
anonymous
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give me one second so I can clearly draw it
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anonymous
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do you see how they are the same two fractions in different orders?
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anonymous
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yes

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