Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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Chapter 5 - Number Theory and the Real Number System - 5.6 Exponents and Scientific Notation - Exercise Set 5.6 - Page 320: 37



Work Step by Step

We cancel out common terms that are both in the numerator and the denominator after simplifying. $\require{cancel}=\dfrac{6x^6}{15x^6} \\=\dfrac{6\cancel{x^6}}{15\cancel{x^6}} \\=\dfrac{6}{15} \\=\dfrac{2}{5}$
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