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June 3rd, 2012, 09:26 AM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Jun 2012 Posts: 16 Thanks: 0  Basic Algebra, fraction of a fraction...
Could someone explain to me how to get from to 
June 3rd, 2012, 11:58 AM  #2 
Math Team Joined: Oct 2011 From: Ottawa Ontario, Canada Posts: 14,146 Thanks: 1003  Re: Basic Algebra, fraction of a fraction...
You can't...unless you make an illegal uturn!

June 3rd, 2012, 12:03 PM  #3 
Senior Member Joined: Jul 2010 From: St. Augustine, FL., U.S.A.'s oldest city Posts: 12,211 Thanks: 520 Math Focus: Calculus/ODEs  Re: Basic Algebra, fraction of a fraction... 
June 3rd, 2012, 03:13 PM  #4  
Newbie Joined: Jun 2012 Posts: 16 Thanks: 0  Re: Basic Algebra, fraction of a fraction... Quote:
Thanks man, big help!  
June 3rd, 2012, 03:51 PM  #5 
Math Team Joined: Oct 2011 From: Ottawa Ontario, Canada Posts: 14,146 Thanks: 1003  Re: Basic Algebra, fraction of a fraction...
But but...Mark cheated! He used 3^(n+1) That looked to me like 3^n + 1 
June 3rd, 2012, 06:14 PM  #6 
Senior Member Joined: Jul 2010 From: St. Augustine, FL., U.S.A.'s oldest city Posts: 12,211 Thanks: 520 Math Focus: Calculus/ODEs  Re: Basic Algebra, fraction of a fraction...
I thought that was most likely the way you interpreted that. 

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