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Could someone explain why is division distributive over addition ?

  1. May 17, 2005 #1
    could someone explain why is division distributive over addition ?

    It's not intuitive to me.

    Thanks


    Roger
     
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  3. May 17, 2005 #2

    matt grime

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    as i said in the pm reply, (a+b)/y is the same thing as multiplying (a+b) b y 1/y, call 1/y x then yo'ure happy that x(a+b)=xa+xb.
     
  4. May 17, 2005 #3

    thanks Matt, I got it.


    :smile:
     
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