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How do you shorten ab/a^2?

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Anonymous answered

answer is  b^2.

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Goaty McSheepson Profile

ab/a^2

ab= axb

a^2= axa

axb/axa

Using cancellation, you can eliminate the common a.

—> b/a

Hope this helps?

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Tom Jackson answered

Shorten it?---use a smaller font.

Reduce it to it's lowest terms---see Goaty McSheepson's answer.

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