Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 2 - Real Numbers - 2.1 - Rational Numbers: Multiplication and Division - Concept Quiz 2.1 - Page 47: 8



Work Step by Step

$\dfrac{10}{25}$ is not yet reduced to lowest terms since the numerator and the denominator still have a common factor of $5$. Note that: $\require{cancel} \\\dfrac{10}{25} \\=\dfrac{5(2)}{5(5)} \\=\dfrac{\cancel{5}(2)}{\cancel{5}(5)} \\= \dfrac{2}{5}$ Thus, the given statement is false.
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