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 - Exercise Set: 6

Answer

1

Work Step by Step

Factor each term then eliminate any factors that are common to numerators and denominators. If all factors are eliminated, the result is 1. $\frac{7}{x}\times\frac{5x}{35}=\frac{\big/\!\!\!7}{\big/\!\!\!x}\times\frac{\big/\!\!\!5\times\big/\!\!\!x}{\big/\!\!\!7\times\big/\!\!5}=1$
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