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Homework Statement
hey guys just wondering if anyone could help me simplify this. thansk
[1-(y^{2}/x^{2})]/[1+(y^{2}/x^{2})]
Fraction simplification is the process of reducing a fraction to its simplest form. This means finding the equivalent fraction with the smallest possible numerator and denominator.
Simplifying fractions makes them easier to work with in calculations and comparisons. It also helps to visually understand the relationship between different fractions.
The steps to simplify a fraction are: 1) Find the greatest common factor (GCF) of the numerator and denominator. 2) Divide both the numerator and denominator by the GCF. 3) Repeat this process until the GCF is 1 or the fraction cannot be simplified any further.
Yes, all fractions can be simplified. However, some fractions may already be in their simplest form, so no further simplification is needed.
Reducing a fraction and simplifying a fraction refer to the same process of finding the simplest form of a fraction. Some people may use the term "reducing" when the numerator and denominator are divided by their greatest common factor (GCF), while others may use "simplifying".