# Math Help - Make Sense??

1. ## Make Sense??

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

Does that make sense??

2. Originally Posted by andymana
a+d/b+c = a/b + d/c

Does that make sense??
No, first of all use brackets to make the meaning clear, in general:

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

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

RonL