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(1/3 - 1/6) divide (2/5-1/3)

A) 2/3 b)15 c) 1/30 d)15/2

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- May 6th 2008, 02:20 PMBeBeMalasimplify fractions
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(1/3 - 1/6) divide (2/5-1/3)

A) 2/3 b)15 c) 1/30 d)15/2 - May 6th 2008, 02:22 PMMoo
- May 6th 2008, 02:26 PMicemanfan
We want to break this problem down. The first thing that we'll need to do is the subtractions.

$\displaystyle \frac{1}{3} - \frac{1}{6} = \frac{2}{6} - \frac{1}{6} = \frac{1}{6}$ so our numerator is $\displaystyle \frac{1}{6}$.

$\displaystyle \frac{2}{5} - \frac{1}{3} = \frac{6}{15} - \frac{5}{15} = \frac{1}{15}$ so our denominator is $\displaystyle \frac{1}{15}$.

When we divide by a fraction, we multiply by its reciprocal, so we have $\displaystyle \frac{1}{6} \cdot 15$, which is $\displaystyle \frac{5}{2}$. - May 6th 2008, 02:33 PMBeBeMala
- May 6th 2008, 02:41 PMMoo