Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

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Chapter 2 - Multiplying and Dividing Fractions - Review Exercises - Page 190: 25

Answer

Numerator and denominator as prime factors = $\frac{5\times5}{2\times2\times3\times5}$ Fraction in lowest terms = $\frac{5}{12}$

Work Step by Step

$\frac{25}{60}$ First we write the prime factorization of both numerator and denominator. $\frac{5\times5}{2\times2\times3\times5}$ Now, we divide the numerator and denominator by any common factors and replace the divided factor with 1. $\frac{1\times5}{2\times2\times3\times1}$ = $\frac{5}{12}$
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