Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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

Chapter 7 - Vocabulary Check - Page 552: 5



Work Step by Step

Simplifying a rational expression means removing all the common factors in the numerator and denominator. $\frac{4}{2}$ can be simplified as both numerator and denominators are multiples of 2. $\frac{4}{2}$ = $\frac{2(2)}{1(2)}$ = $\frac{2}{1}$ ..(Since $\frac{2}{2}$ = 1)
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