Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

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Chapter 2 - Multiplying and Dividing Fractions - Review Exercises - Page 190: 29

Answer

$\frac{2}{3} = \frac{360}{540}$

Work Step by Step

$\frac{2}{3} and \frac{360}{540}$ Now Lets first write $\frac{360}{540}$ as the prime factorization of both numerator and denominator. $\frac{2\times2\times2\times3\times3\times5}{2\times2\times3\times3\times3\times5}$ Now, we divide the numerator and denominator by any common factors and replace the divided factor with 1. $\frac{1\times1\times2\times1\times1\times1}{1\times1\times1\times1\times3\times1}$ = $\frac{2}{3}$ i.e. $\frac{2}{3} = \frac{360}{540}$
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