## College Algebra 7th Edition

Published by Brooks Cole

# 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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