# help canceling fraction

• Oct 10th 2006, 10:27 PM
elfen_lied
help canceling fraction
how do i cancel this fraction the the simplest form

525 . 2
--- --
1 3
• Oct 10th 2006, 11:06 PM
CaptainBlack
Quote:

Originally Posted by elfen_lied
how do i cancel this fraction the the simplest form

525 . 2
--- --
1 3

If this is:

...525 * 2
...-------
......13

then there is nothing to cancel as 13 is prime and does not divide 525.
The best that can be done is to do the multiplication to get:

...1050
...----
....13

RonL
• Oct 11th 2006, 02:39 AM
Quick
Quote:

Originally Posted by CaptainBlack
If this is:

...525 * 2
...-------
......13

then there is nothing to cancel as 13 is prime and does not divide 525.
The best that can be done is to do the multiplication to get:

...1050
...----
....13

RonL

The question was (525/1)x(2/3)

I have no time to answer it though
• Oct 11th 2006, 03:32 AM
CaptainBlack
Quote:

Originally Posted by Quick
The question was (525/1)x(2/3)

I have no time to answer it though

.........................525 x 2............3x175 x 2
(525/1)x(2/3)=.....-------.....=.....----------
...........................1x3....................3

Cancell the threes from top and bottom leaves:

.........................175 x 2
(525/1)x(2/3)=....---------- = 175x2 = 350
.............................1

RonL