Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13417-805-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-805-9

Chapter 1 - Section 1.2 - Fractions in Algebra - Exercise Set: 59

Answer

3

Work Step by Step

$\frac{3}{4} \div \frac{1}{4}$ Change division to multiplication. Invert $\frac{1}{4}$ and write its reciprocal. $\frac{3}{4}$ * $\frac{4}{1}$ = $\frac{3*4}{4*1}$ = $\frac{12}{4}$ Since 4 is the greatest common factor of 12 and 4, divide numerator and denominator by 4 So, $\frac{4*3}{4*1}$ = 3
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