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#1 2006-09-27 05:06:09

hotjd86
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Registered: 2006-09-26
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help solve

(5/6) (3/4) = 15/24= 5/8 ? or no?

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#2 2006-09-27 05:12:51

hotjd86
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Re: help solve

(5/6) (3/4)  ah forgot to do this (5/2) (1/4) still comes out to 5/8 though. nevermind got it thanks anyways for anyone that looked at it

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#3 2006-09-27 05:44:23

Ricky
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Re: help solve

Canceling out numerators and denominators will simplify the work you have to do to get your answer, not change it.


"In the real world, this would be a problem.  But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist.  So we'll go ahead and do that now..."

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#4 2006-09-27 05:52:45

hotjd86
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Re: help solve

ok

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