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  • one year ago

Is anyone good with simplifying complex fractions? (Algebra 2)

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  1. Mertsj
    • one year ago
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    We all are.

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Awesome would you be able to help me out with one quick problem and walk me through it?

  3. anonymous
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    YUP

  4. anonymous
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    |dw:1434937718677:dw|

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    This is what the problem looks like. Sorry about the crooked lines... My OCD is killing me.

  6. Mertsj
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    multiply the numerator and denominator by 60

  7. anonymous
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    Is this for FLVS lol

  8. anonymous
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    Yes sadly.

  9. anonymous
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    Okay so I multiply everything by 60?

  10. anonymous
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    Ah, I have Mr. Schwartz currently. But btw it is easier to see it as a division problem hold on a sec

  11. Mertsj
    • one year ago
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    |dw:1434937889919:dw|

  12. Mertsj
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  13. anonymous
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    |dw:1434937948286:dw|

  14. anonymous
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    And yes my OCD is killing me too

  15. Mertsj
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    |dw:1434937978090:dw|

  16. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Now since you see it as a division problem, find the common denominator and etc. But then again, mertsj's method works well too.

  17. Tommynaut
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    In this sort of situation, I would go about it by realising that division is the inverse of multiplication - by that, I mean that something like \[\frac{ 3 }{ 4 } \div \frac{ 5 }{ 6 } = \frac{ 3 }{ 4 } \times \frac{ 6 }{ 5 }\] All I did here was flip the fraction that I'm dividing by. So, in your situation, you can imagine that the fraction on the top is beind divided by the fraction on the bottom, so you can just multiply the fraction on the top by the inverse (flipped version) of the fraction on the bottom.

  18. anonymous
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    yup tommynaut is correct

  19. anonymous
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    so with the division equation version that i see it turns out to be like this|dw:1434938190523:dw|

  20. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Ahhh okay I gotcha. Sorry I just had a problem with my laptop or I would've replied sooner.

  21. anonymous
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    You know how to do these type of equation right?

  22. anonymous
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    So then I would just cross multiply, correct?

  23. anonymous
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    yes

  24. anonymous
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    show me the choices quickly? I just wanna double check

  25. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    The choices are:

  26. anonymous
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    5 x over quantity x minus 8 5 x over 2 open parentheses x minus 4 close parentheses 5 open parentheses x plus 6 close parentheses over 6 open parentheses x minus 8 close parentheses open parentheses x plus 6 close parentheses open parentheses x minus 8 close parentheses over 30

  27. anonymous
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    I would screenshot but I have a chromebook and I'm not sure how to screenshot on here. :/

  28. mathstudent55
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  29. anonymous
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    c would be correct, do you know how? mertsj's is the best way to go

  30. anonymous
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    my way and mathstudent55's way is a bit extensive but all in all we get the same answer

  31. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Wow awesome thanks so much everyone. Yeah, I followed mertsj's steps and I got the same answer. This was part of a review and I wanted to make sure I was doing this correctly. Thanks so much everyone for helping! <3 :)

  32. mathstudent55
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    |dw:1434938492189:dw|

  33. anonymous
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    I would give everyone a medal but I'm not sure if I can. :(

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