Can someone help me with this equation?
I am confused
- lenpol7Lv 73 weeks ago
Write it down as factors.
The top (numerator) 's factors are 7 x 6 x y x z x z
The bottom (denomiantor)'s factors are 4 x 6 x y x y x y x z x z
There is one '6' top and bottom, so cancel down
There is one 'y' on the top , so cancel down with one 'y' on the bottom. This will leave two 'y' on the bottom.
There two 'z' on both the top and bottom so cancel down both 'z' .
Hence we are left with
7/(4y^2) the simplified answer.
- KrishnamurthyLv 74 weeks ago
- charlatanLv 71 month ago
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- DavidLv 71 month ago
The given expression is not an equation but it can be simplified to 7/4y^2
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- Anonymous1 month ago
Gosh, I was never much good at maths at school 60 years ago, but I think I have managed to work it out in less than a minute. Just in case I have got it wrong, I will not show my answer.
- MichaelLv 71 month ago
reduce numbers in the normal fashion
42/24 = 7/4
exponents on the variables cancel by subtraction
since y is y¹ subtract 1 from the exponent of both numerator and denominator
y/y³ = y⁰/y² = 1/y²
cancel by subtracting 2 from the exponent of both numerator and denominator
z²/z² = z⁰ / z⁰ = 1/1 = 1