   Chapter 4.2, Problem 2PS

Chapter
Section
Textbook Problem

For Problems 1-12, perform the indicated operations involving rational numbers. Express final answers in reduced form. (Objectives 1 and 3) 5 8 ⋅ 12 20

To determine

To perform:

The given operation and reduce it in simplest form.

Explanation

A number having a form of ab, where a,b are integers and b0 is called rational number.

If ab and cd are from rational set, then multiplication of rational is formed by writing the numerator as product of numerators and denominator of the product as product of the denominator.

abcd=acbd=acbd

If m and k are integers but not zero and n is any integer, then the two fractions nkmk and nm follow the fraction’s fundamental principle as given below

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