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    Simplify 24rs/9t divided by 8r/7st

    My answer is 7sSquare/3, was wondering do i need to factorise 7sSquare or maybe my answer is wrong
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    \dfrac{24rs}{9t} \div \dfrac{8r}{7st}

    To divide fractions, flip n multiply: \dfrac{24rs}{9t} \times \dfrac{7st}{8r}

    You can then cancel anything which appears on the top and bottom. For checking I get an answer of \dfrac{21s^2}{9}


    edit: which cancels to \dfrac{7s^2}{3} so your answer is fine (and doesn't need factorising)
    Last edited by e^(i*pi); March 3rd 2011 at 06:06 AM. Reason: forgot to cancel final answer
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    21sSquare/9 can be further simplified to 7sSquare/3 ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FailInMaths View Post
    21sSquare/9 can be further simplified to 7sSquare/3 ?
    It can, I edited my post above when I realised
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    Ok thanks for the help
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    Quote Originally Posted by FailInMaths View Post
    21sSquare/9 can be further simplified to 7sSquare/3 ?
    Next time, show the likes of sSQUARE as s^2.
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