# Basic Order of Operations question

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• October 19th 2009, 11:07 AM
allyourbass2212
Basic Order of Operations question
Would someone please explain how the formula

$\frac{A}{(B/C)}$

Is the same as

$\frac{A}{B}*C$

Many thanks
• October 19th 2009, 11:52 AM
masters
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Originally Posted by allyourbass2212
Would someone please explain how the formula

$\frac{A}{(B/C)}$

Is the same as

$\frac{A}{B}*C$

Many thanks

Hi allyourbass2212,

Here's what you have:

$\frac{A}{B/C}={\color{red}A \cdot \frac{C}{B}}=\frac{AC}{B}=\frac{A}{B}\cdot C$

Remember, the step in red is where you multiply by the inverse of the denominator of your original fraction.
• October 19th 2009, 12:07 PM
allyourbass2212
Thanks again Masters, as always truly appreciated.