College Algebra 7th Edition

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1305115546
ISBN 13: 978-1-30511-554-5

Chapter P, Prerequisites - Section P.7 - Rational Expressions - P.7 Exercises: 100

Answer

No, it is not the same.

Work Step by Step

No, it is not the same. Squaring the numerator and denominator would change the overall value of the fraction, i.e. $\frac{a^2}{b^2}\ne\frac{a}{b}$.
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