Ex. 1)

6 + 4a

--------

2

is that 3+2a?

Ex.2)

6 (x) 4a

-------

2

is that 6/2 (x) 4/2

or

24a/2?

Thank you.

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- Nov 26th 2008, 08:15 AMbrentwoodbcSimple division question????
Ex. 1)

6 + 4a

--------

2

is that 3+2a?

Ex.2)

6 (x) 4a

-------

2

is that 6/2 (x) 4/2

or

24a/2?

Thank you. - Nov 26th 2008, 08:20 AMSmancer
The first example you have correct.

In general, (x+y)/z = x/z + y/z, you should know this rule because in grade school you no doubtably spent time finding common denominators in order to add fractions.

The second example, 24a/2 is correct, note that you can reduce that to just 12a.

In the case of multiplication in the numerator, in general xy/z = (x/z)*y = x*(y/z).

*Edit*

In the future if you get confused over these rules, replace your variable with an actual number and see if what you have done is correct. - Nov 26th 2008, 08:23 AMbrentwoodbc
thank you.