Wednesday

March 4, 2015

March 4, 2015

Posted by **jasmine20** on Friday, April 20, 2007 at 4:59pm.

simplify:

((1+(2)/(3))/((2+(1)/(2))

My answer: (2)/(3)

assuming that 2/3 and 1/2 are separate fractions,

8/3 x 5/2

40/6

20/3

hmm.. perhaps you need to check your arithmetic. unless i'm wrong, which wouldn't be surprising

It is hard to read because the ()'s are messed up. There are more open ones than closed ones. I'm guessing that's written like this:

1 + 2/3

--------

2 + 1/2

Is that correct?

Just want to clarify before I help.

Matt

yes that is right

So that then becomes

(5/3)/(5/2)

To work that out, multiply the numerator by the inverse of the denominator. So:

5/3 x 2/5

Or 10/15

Sam had the right idea, but not sure where he got the 8/3 from :)

Matt

**Answer this Question**

**Related Questions**

algebra(check) - I'm pretty sure these are right but I just want to check. 1)...

math,correction - are these correct now i hope? Problem #1 simplify (m^2)/(8) ...

algebra - I'm pretty sure these are right but I just want to check. 1)Find the ...

algebra - I'm pretty sure these are right but I just want to check. 1)Find the ...

algebra - I'm pretty sure these are right but I just want to check. 1)Find the ...

math,algebra,correction - x = (-5 +/-85)/10 do you mean -0.5 or -5 is this ...

math-check - I have solved the following questions, let me know if they are ...

math - Hi I need someone to check my answers I'll show whatever work I have but ...

math, correction,plz - Can someone correct these for me..plz... Problem #1 ...

Math 8R: Homework Check - Part 2 - Part 2: Simplify by combining like terms and...