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 7 - Section 7.2 - Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions - Concept and Vocabulary Check - Page 498: 3

Answer

$\displaystyle \frac{x^{2}}{15}$

Work Step by Step

Step by step multiplication of rational expressions: 1. Factor completely what you can 2. Reduce (divide) numerators and denominators by common factors. 3. Multiply the remaining factors in the numerators and multiply the remaining factors in the denominators. $(\displaystyle \frac{P}{Q}\cdot\frac{R}{S}=\frac{PR}{QS})$ --- No common factors here, so $\displaystyle \frac{x}{5}\cdot\frac{x}{3}=\frac{x\cdot x}{5\cdot 3}=\frac{x^{2}}{15}$
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