Elementary Algebra

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ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 7 - Algebraic Fractions - 7.2 - Multiplying and Dividing Algebraic Fractions - Problem Set 7.2: 48

Answer

Yes

Work Step by Step

What is important is that when you see a division sign, you must flip the numerator and the denominator of the fraction that follows it. The parentheses indicate the order in which you did this, but since you flip them either way, it does not matter which order you do this in. Therefore, both expressions are equivalent.
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