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anonymous
 one year ago
Simplify 8/3 / 2/6
anonymous
 one year ago
Simplify 8/3 / 2/6

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DebbieG
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Well, first, division by a fraction is equivalent to multiplication by the reciprocal. So you have: \[\large \frac{ \frac{ 8 }{ 3 }}{\frac{ 2 }{ 6 } }=\frac{ 8 }{ 3 }\times \frac{ 6 }{ 2 }\]

DebbieG
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Then, you should always reduce common factors first, before multiplying. Once you do that, (the negative signs cancel out; the 8 and 2 reduce, and 6 and 3 reduce), what do you get for an answer?

DebbieG
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1(Or even, just reduce the 6 and the 2, cancel the negatives, and then one more cancellation will quickly give you the resulting answer.)

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Thank you I appreciate it!

DebbieG
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1You're very welcome. :)
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