Basic division simplification

• Jan 1st 2009, 10:57 PM
Ratiocinator
Basic division simplification
I have been given a logarithmic equation to simplify. I have simplified it down a couple of stages and am left with the below equation:

(3a)/((a^2)/(25))

Is it possible to remove the 'a' from the equation, or at least one of them, perhaps the lower one? I have tried quite a few ways, but have not been successful.

Thanks for any help.
• Jan 1st 2009, 11:02 PM
earboth
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ratiocinator
I have been given a logarithmic equation to simplify. I have simplified it down a couple of stages and am left with the below equation:

(3a)/((a^2)/(25))

Is it possible to remove the 'a' from the equation, or at least one of them, perhaps the lower one? I have tried quite a few ways, but have not been successful.

Thanks for any help.

A happy and successful New Year!

$\displaystyle \dfrac{3a}{\frac{a^2}{25}} = \dfrac{25\cdot 3a}{a^2} = \dfrac{75}{a}$

Btw: There isn't any equation ...
• Jan 1st 2009, 11:15 PM
Ratiocinator
Quote:

Originally Posted by earboth
A happy and successful New Year!

$\displaystyle \dfrac{3a}{\frac{a^2}{25}} = \dfrac{25\cdot 3a}{a^2} = \dfrac{75}{a}$

Btw: There isn't any equation ...

Thank you very much, I appreciate your help.

I perhaps should bow my head in shame; I do need to spend much more time on the very basics!
• Jan 1st 2009, 11:17 PM
Ratiocinator
Quote:

Originally Posted by earboth
A happy and successful New Year!

Thank you. And, of course, the same to you.