Reduce Expression of Two VariablesDate: 9/4/96 at 22:11:0 From: Anonymous Subject: Reduce Expression of Two Variables Reduce to lowest terms: (3xy)/(xy+x) Date: 9/5/96 at 9:36:28 From: Doctor Jerry Subject: Re: Reduce Expression of Two Variables We can factor the denominator as xy+x = x(y+1). We then recognize a common factor, namely x, in the numerator and denominator. Hence, (3xy)/(xy+x) = (3y)/(y+1) This can't be further simplified. -Doctor Jerry, The Math Forum Check out our web site! http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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