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Bananas1234
 one year ago
Divide and simplify:
(a4)(a + 3)/a^2  2 divided by 2(a4)/(a + 3)(a1)
Bananas1234
 one year ago
Divide and simplify: (a4)(a + 3)/a^2  2 divided by 2(a4)/(a + 3)(a1)

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jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1When you divide two fractions, you will flip the second fraction and multiply Example: 1/2 divided by 3/4 = 1/2 times 4/3 So in this case, it means \[\Large \frac{(a4)(a+3)}{a^22} \div \frac{2(a4)}{(a+3)(a1)}\] turns into \[\Large \frac{(a4)(a+3)}{a^22} \times \frac{(a+3)(a1)}{2(a4)}\]

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I'll let you simplify

Bananas1234
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0im not sure i know how to simplify can you walk me through it? @jim_thompson5910

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1well I can only see one pair of terms cancelling. Can you see it too?

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1no, the "(a4)" \[\Large \frac{(a4)(a+3)}{a^22} \times \frac{(a+3)(a1)}{2(a4)}\] \[\Large \frac{{\color{red}{(a4)}}(a+3)}{a^22} \times \frac{(a+3)(a1)}{2{\color{red}{(a4)}}}\] \[\Large \frac{{\color{red}{\cancel{(a4)}}}(a+3)}{a^22} \times \frac{(a+3)(a1)}{2{\color{red}{\cancel{(a4)}}}}\] \[\Large \frac{a+3}{a^22} \times \frac{(a+3)(a1)}{2}\]

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1now multiply straight across

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1more like \[\Large \frac{a+3}{a^22} \times \frac{(a+3)(a1)}{2}\] \[\Large \frac{(a+3)(a+3)(a1)}{2(a^22)}\] \[\Large \frac{(a+3)^2(a1)}{2(a^22)}\]

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1you can't cancel anything else
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