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    Reducing fractions??

    Not sure what to title this, but im having trouble with this problem in particular.

    (17a^2b^3)/(18 yx) / (34 a ^2 )/(9xy)

    I tried multiplying by the reciprocal:

    (17 a^2 b^3) / (18 yx) * (9xy)/(34 a^2)

    came up with

    153b^3 /612 = b^3/4 [is this right??]
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    Quote Originally Posted by iamcoffee View Post
    Not sure what to title this, but im having trouble with this problem in particular.

    (17a^2b^3)/(18 yx) / (34 a ^2 )/(9xy)

    I tried multiplying by the reciprocal:

    (17 a^2 b^3) / (18 yx) * (9xy)/(34 a^2)

    [is this right??]
     \frac{17 a^2 b^3}{18 yx} \times \frac{9xy}{34 a^2}= \frac{b^3}{4}
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    Notice that you can write \frac{17 a^2 b^3}{18 yx} \times \frac{9xy}{34 a^2} as \frac{17}{34}\frac{9}{18}\frac{a^2}{a^2}\frac{x}{x  }\frac{y}{y}b^3
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