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    help canceling fraction

    how do i cancel this fraction the the simplest form

    525 . 2
    --- --
    1 3
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    Quote Originally Posted by elfen_lied View Post
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainBlack View Post
    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quick View Post
    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

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