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    Simplifying

    Okay, I hope this makes sense:

    Simplify the problem completely:

    There is a 3 over a 1 - 1 over a 1 - 1 over a 1 - 1/3. I don't know how to explain it. It's like one huge fraction. Our teacher said to start at the bottom, which would be 2/3, and work up, but I don't get it. Does anyone know what I am talking about or how to explain it better?

    3
    over
    1 - 1
    over
    1 - 1
    over
    1 - 1
    over
    3

    The bold ones are whole numbers. They aren't included in the "overs". Also, the answer is 1. However you can get that to work out. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Averee View Post
    Okay, I hope this makes sense:

    Simplify the problem completely:

    There is a 3 over a 1 - 1 over a 1 - 1 over a 1 - 1/3. I don't know how to explain it. It's like one huge fraction. Our teacher said to start at the bottom, which would be 2/3, and work up, but I don't get it. Does anyone know what I am talking about or how to explain it better?

    3
    over
    1 - 1
    over
    1 - 1
    over
    1 - 1
    over
    3

    The bold ones are whole numbers. They aren't included in the "overs". Also, the answer is 1. However you can get that to work out. Thanks.
    i'm really having trouble tying to understand what you are writing here.

    try again, using / to represent the dividing line of a fraction, and () to group each fraction by itself
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    Okay, I finally got it scanned to my computer here - it's really hard to explain.



    Hope this helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Averee View Post
    Okay, I finally got it scanned to my computer here - it's really hard to explain.



    Hope this helps.
    yup, that's hard to explain alright. give me a sec
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    Sure
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    Here goes:
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    any questions?

    first off, 1 is the right answer right? cause i'm not sure if i copied the question correctly, i'm kind of multitasking at the moment
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    Wow, you made that look easy. Nope, everything looks right. How were you able to post everything in fraction form and stuff like that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Averee View Post
    Wow, you made that look easy. Nope, everything looks right. How were you able to post everything in fraction form and stuff like that?
    I used a great program i got just today called MathType

    you can download a 30 day trial here Download
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    Thanks a lot. I think you have answered about every question I've had today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Averee View Post
    Thanks a lot. I think you have answered about every question I've had today.
    expect that factorial one, Soroban and Plato helped you there
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    You're right, this is a pretty nice forum.
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