Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13417-805-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-805-9

Chapter 1 - Section 1.2 - Fractions in Algebra - Exercise Set: 62

Answer

$\frac{14}{3}$

Work Step by Step

$\frac{7}{4} \div \frac{3}{8}$ Change division to multiplication. Invert $\frac{3}{8}$ and write its reciprocal. $\frac{7}{4}$ * $\frac{8}{3}$ = $\frac{7*8}{4*3}$ = $\frac{56}{12}$ Since 4 is the greatest common factor of 56 and 12, divide numerator and denominator by 4 $\frac{14*4}{3*4}$ = $\frac{14}{3}$
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