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    Post Multiplying Squared fractions

    I this is the problem and the solution.

    [1/2(10/3)]^2= 25/9

    The ways I have worked it out so far are not generating 25/9 so if you could help me by telling me the steps to get there it would be great. thanks
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    Do whats inside the ( ) first..

    \frac{1}{2}*\frac{10}{3}=\frac{10}{6}

    (\frac{10}{6})^2= \frac{10}{6}*\frac{10}{6} = \frac{100}{36}. You can take 4 into both so it reduces to  \frac{25}{9}
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    Quote Originally Posted by leoslick View Post
    I this is the problem and the solution.

    [1/2(10/3)]^2= 25/9

    The ways I have worked it out so far are not generating 25/9 so if you could help me by telling me the steps to get there it would be great. thanks
    Using LaTeX or the brackets correctly helps.

    \left[\frac{1}{2}\left(\frac{10}{3}\right)\right]^2 = \left(\frac{1}{2}\right)^2 \left(\frac{10}{3}\right)^2

     = \frac{1^2}{2^2}\left(\frac{10^2}{3^2}\right)

     = \frac{1}{4}\left(\frac{100}{9}\right)

     = \frac{25}{9}.
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    I'll make it easy

    just multiply  \frac {1}{2} by \frac {10}{3}

    Not we got (\frac {10}{6})^2

    The rest should be easy:

     \frac {10^2}{6^2}

     \frac {100}{36}

    simplify:

     \frac {25}{9}

    done.
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