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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