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From: Loyd <loydlin@aol.com> To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion Date: 2005031712:02:43 Subject: Re: Simplifying On 2005031616:43:46, Margarita wrote: > >how do i simplify the following: > >8ab2a > >624b > >please help me. thanks > In the numerator, factor out common factor 2a. In the denominator, factor out common factor, 6. This leaves: 2a(4b1)  6(14b) Now notice that the signs of 1 and 4b in the denoninator are reversed. So we will revise the last step and factor out 6 vice +6. 2a(4b1)  6(1+4b) rewrite: 2a (4b1)  (4b1)cancels 6 (4b1) a  3 Hope this helps.
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