a+d/b+c = a/b + d/c

Does that make sense??

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- Jul 31st 2008, 09:58 PMandymanaMake Sense??
a+d/b+c = a/b + d/c

Does that make sense?? - Jul 31st 2008, 10:06 PMCaptainBlack
No, first of all use brackets to make the meaning clear, in general:

$\displaystyle (a+d)/(b+c) \not= (a/b) + (d/c)$

Try some examples, put $\displaystyle a=b=c=d=1$, then the left hand side is $\displaystyle 2/2=1$ and the right hand side is $\displaystyle (1/1)+(1/1)=2$.

RonL