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January 4th, 2010, 01:17 PM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Jan 2010 Posts: 1 Thanks: 0  (4x2)/2 * 3x/4 = ?? (Fractions)
(4x2)/2 * 3x/4 = ? Could someone give detailed instructions on how to get the answer?? I've tried so many sites, and everyone keeps being mean. (Man, I sound pitiful.) But seriously, I need some help. 
January 4th, 2010, 01:44 PM  #2 
Global Moderator Joined: Nov 2009 From: Northwest Arkansas Posts: 2,766 Thanks: 4  Re: (4x2)/2 * 3x/4 = ?? (Fractions)
Multiply the numerators together > (4x  2) * 3x. This requires the distributive property > (4x)(3x) + (2)(3x) = 12x^2 6x = your numerator. Multiply the denominators together > 2*4 = 8. That's your denominator. So you have (12x^2  6x) ÷ 8 You can simplify this in 2 different (but equally popular) ways. 

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