Hi all,

I'm trying to simplify t = [tex]\frac{(3b * 4)}{2b}[\MATH]

In my head it simplifies to 3b*2, but the answer is 6?

Thx,

D

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- May 4th 2011, 05:12 AMdumluckSimplification with an Unknown
Hi all,

I'm trying to simplify t = [tex]\frac{(3b * 4)}{2b}[\MATH]

In my head it simplifies to 3b*2, but the answer is 6?

Thx,

D - May 4th 2011, 05:18 AMQuacky
Use the [Tex] tags; Latex hasn't been working for a while.

Writing '4' as 2x2, we have:

Just rearranged slightly for clarity:

Just cancel like terms from here.

Where did you go wrong, exactly?