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anonymous

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I just don't get algebraic fractions. I can solve them, but I don't get how it works. My teacher isn't very good at explaining. Could someone help me through this?

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    So for instance if I have \[\frac{ 2xy }{ m } \times \frac{ 2m }{ y }\] I know I can cancel the Y but I don't know why I can. I can cancel the M, but the Y has been multiplied by X so it isn't Y anymore and removing one of them leaves you with XY - Y and that's more complicated. You can't just remove all the Ys because the first is X Ys and the second is one Y.

  2. anonymous
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    OH NO WAIT I GET IT YOU'RE DIVIDING THE TOP BY THE BOTTOM SO XT DIVIDED BY Y IS JUST X IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    I'm sorry for being so stupid :I

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