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    Question Simple 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?


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    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.
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    thank you.
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