Posted by John on Monday, October 18, 2010 at 8:34pm.
Simplify.
(5x1)/(x1)
My textbook says it can't be simplified any further. But can't it be simplified to 5?

Math  Reiny, Monday, October 18, 2010 at 8:48pm
ohhh noooo!
don't tell me you "cancelled" the 1 and then the x .
if you had 5(x1)/(x1) then the answer would be 5, but the way it reads, nothing can be done with it.