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 - Review Exercises - Page 190: 26


Numerator and denominator as prime factors = $\frac{2\times2\times2\times2\times2\times2\times2\times3}{2\times2\times2\times2\times2\times3}$ Fraction in lowest terms = 4

Work Step by Step

$\frac{384}{96}$ First we write the prime factorization of both numerator and denominator. $\frac{2\times2\times2\times2\times2\times2\times2\times3}{2\times2\times2\times2\times2\times3}$ Now, we divide the numerator and denominator by any common factors and replace the divided factor with 1. $\frac{1\times1\times1\times1\times1\times2\times2\times1}{1\times1\times1\times1\times1\times1}$ = $4$
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