can anyone please help me find the answer to the following problem:
what is 8x-32 factored completely?
*gasp* you mean you double posted??
that was very naughty of you, yellow! that's even more against the rules than not posting new questions in a new thread
ok, quick review. multiplying fractionsyou multiply the bottom so do you multiply the top?
you would get 5/24 is that right? or do i have to do more?
$\displaystyle \frac ab \times \frac cd = \frac {ac}{bd}$
please, NEVER make the mistake and think $\displaystyle \frac ab + \frac cd = \frac {a + c}{b + d}$. that is wrong
ok, why go through all the trouble of turning 5/6 into 20/24 only to simplify it to 5/6 again? aren't you just going in circles? there is a reason for writing it as 20/24, we don't want to go back to 5/6. don't forget your objective. you want 5/6 + 1/4, you are not dealing with 5/6 alone, you are adding something to it. if you make the manipulations i told you, you end up with
5/6 + 1/4 = 20/24 + 6/24 = ........?