Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0134467795
ISBN 13: 978-0-13446-779-5

Chapter 2 - Multiplying and Dividing Fractions - 2.4 Writing a Fraction in Lowest Terms - 2.4 Exercises - Page 136: 15



Work Step by Step

To determine whether each pair of fractions is equivalent, we can multiply $\frac{3}{8}$ by a factor of $\frac{2}{2}(=1)$ to ensure that both fractions have a denominator of 16. $\frac{3}{8}\times\frac{2}{2}=\frac{3\times2}{8\times2}=\frac{6}{16}\ne\frac{5}{16}$
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