Would I eliminate 3n first or simplify 3n+9 on the bottom?

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- Mar 24th 2013, 01:21 PMawesomeone96Multiplying and Dividing Rationals
Would I eliminate 3n first or simplify 3n+9 on the bottom?

- Mar 24th 2013, 02:34 PMDebstaRe: Multiplying and Dividing Rationals
You need to factorise the denominator (bottom) first.

- Mar 24th 2013, 02:44 PMawesomeone96Re: Multiplying and Dividing Rationals
Just to clarify, would the solution to the problem be Attachment 27684

- Mar 24th 2013, 03:03 PMDebstaRe: Multiplying and Dividing Rationals
So far so good, but you haven't finished yet. You can now cancel the common factor 3 in the right hand expression, and then multiply the two fractions together.