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    Simplifying quotients?

    I just want to know if i did this right....

    (5t^3)/(15t^5) = (5t x 3t^2)/(5t^3 x 3t^2) = 5t/5t^3 = t/t^3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunit0001 View Post
    I just want to know if i did this right....

    (5t^3)/(15t^5) = (5t x 3t^2)/(5t^3 x 3t^2) = 5t/5t^3 = t/t^3
    It's not okay, and your answer should be simplified. (You added an extra factor of 3 in your numerator.) You could have found a better set of factors:
    \frac{5t^3}{15t^5} = \frac{5t^3}{5t^3 \cdot 3t^2} = \frac{1}{3t^2}

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    I knew I should have used that....

    stupid me....thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunit0001 View Post
    I knew I should have used that....

    stupid me....thanks!
    We all have days like that. No worries.

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