Algebra 1

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133500403
ISBN 13: 978-0-13350-040-0

Chapter 11 - Rational Expressions and Functions - Mid-Chapter Quiz: 23

Answer

The student did this to clarify which terms were being multiplied. By putting $x^3$ over 1, the student can see clearly that the 7 multiplies the $x^3$ and not the $x$.

Work Step by Step

The student did this to clarify which terms were being multiplied. By putting $x^3$ over 1, the student can see clearly that the 7 multiplies the $x^3$ and not the $x$. $\frac{7}{x} \times \frac{x^3}{1} = \frac{7 \times x^3}{x \times 1}$
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