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Jravenv
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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1433790548235:dw

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Maybe that can get you started!

Jravenv
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Can you help me break it down? the formatting of these just makes my brain shut down.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Well you have so many fractions so it's a good idea to start getting rid of those first. What I did in the picture is multiply the whole thing by (2/1)/(2/1) which is the same as multiplying it by 1.. which wouldn't change the values but it will get rid of the fractions!

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So I decided to get rid of that 2 in the denominator, and in order to do that you need to multiply it by a 2

Jravenv
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1So like top and bottom or just multiply it to leave the y

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0well lets look at the bottom first. (y/2) * (2/1) = 2y/2 = y

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so maybe try multiplying out that equation I drew up there

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1433791054094:dw

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Not quite, keep in mind that you need to multiply that 2 by both terms!

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yes but remember there is also the y/2 in the denominator

Jravenv
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1So I put the y/2 under it

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0But you haven't multiplied the (2/1) by the (y/2) yet!

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yup. and what would that simpify to?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Great. So now write out the new the equation that we have.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So try and clear that fraction on the top with the 6y using the same method I used to clear the bottom fraction.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Well everything we have done led us to getting rid of that fraction on the bottom (y/2) so now it just says y. We want to do that same thing for the 2/(6y) in the denominator. How do you think we could get rid of the fraction?

Jravenv
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1divide the 2/6y and the y?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Well remember if you do something like divide or multiply one of the terms, you need to do that same thing to EVERYTHING else in the equation, otherwise you would be changing it!

Jravenv
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1so divide the denominator by the numerator?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I'm not quite sure what you mean.

Jravenv
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1y by the top of the fraction?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0We want to clear that fraction in the numerator. So we need to multiply the entire fraction by something that will clear that fraction.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0what will get rid of the 6y in the 2/(6y)?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1433791955899:dw

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0You're almost there, but we still have a fraction left

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0That is a y if it is not clear in the drawing

Jravenv
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1so would I multiply by 3y? I don't know I'm a little lost

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Well try it out! dw:1433792117437:dw

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Well that one term is.. which is good because it means we no longer have a bunch of fractions in the numerator and denominator. Just remember if you multiply one term by something, you need to multiply everything else by that same thing. So do that now.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I think it would help if you always write out the full equation so that you don't accidentally skip steps.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1433792424478:dw

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0What are you going to multiply this by to clear that 2/6y fraction?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0If the whole 'multiply all terms by the same thing' thing is confusing, think about it like this. 1 + 1 = 2 I can multiply everything in that by 3 to get (1)(3) + (1)(3) = (2)(3) 3 + 3 = 6 Which is correct! But I CANNOT just multiply one of the terms by 3 as you will see: 1 + 1 = 2 (1)(3) + 1 = 2 3 + 1 = 2 Well that's obviously wrong! So nee the apply this same thinking to the question we are dealing with.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So you discovered that multiplying 2/6y by 3/y clears that fraction. You just need to remember to multiply everything in the equation by that as well otherwise you are changing the equation into something entirely new.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So do you know what step to do next?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Don't feel dumb. Honestly this stuff is very tricky to get. I am talking calculus 2 right now and SO many people struggle with this algebra stuff. You can even look in the calc section of this site and see that the main thing people are finding tough is the algebra! It just takes time and a lot of practice.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1433793417267:dw So this is where we are at now.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Well multiplying out what I drew would be good.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Because you discovered that when you multiply it by 3y it will clear the fraction.

Jravenv
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1so the top would be 18 + 1?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Sounds good but what about the entire equation?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Also I think you are missing a y in the numerator

Jravenv
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Thank you so much, you're sincerely the most helpful person that has come around, it might be a slow process but you didn't call me dumb or give up on me. I'm very thankful

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0No worries! Glad I could help. The main thing to do with these questions is to see what you need to multiply the fractions by in order to clear them. Then once you have that figured out, multiply the WHOLE equation by that thing. Everything else will fall into place ^^

Jravenv
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Thank you :3 I'll remember that.
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