Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321726391
ISBN 13: 978-0-32172-639-1

Chapter 7 - Section 7.7 - Simplifying Complex Fractions - Exercise Set - Page 548: 16



Work Step by Step

$\dfrac{-\dfrac{7}{8y}}{\dfrac{21}{4y}}$ Evaluate the division and simplify if possible: $\dfrac{-\dfrac{7}{8y}}{\dfrac{21}{4y}}=-\dfrac{7}{8y}\div\dfrac{21}{4y}=-\dfrac{7(4y)}{21(8y)}=-\dfrac{7(4)}{21(8)}=-\dfrac{7}{21(2)}=...$ $...=-\dfrac{7}{42}=-\dfrac{1}{6}$
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