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# math question

friend of mine needs help with this math problem...and i've no idea lol. thought i'd ask you smart ladies.
Symplify as much as possible.

t
_______
t+ 4t
____
3+ 5
____
t+1

hope that makes since, it's "t" over "t"+4t, 4t over the 5, 3+ 5 over t+1.

Asked by Anonymous at 2:36 PM on Feb. 28, 2010 in Just for Fun

• crap, 3+ the 5 is supposed to be over the t+1, like a fraction.

Answer by Anonymous at 2:39 PM on Feb. 28, 2010

• That makes zero sense...and I'm pretty good with math stuff...

Answer by Anonymous at 2:41 PM on Feb. 28, 2010

• yeah i typed it the right way but i when i hit submit it didn't come out the right way...the T is over the t+4t, there's a line under the 4t ONLY, with the 5 under it, then under the 5 is a line with the t+1 under it. so it's t+4t, then 3+ 5 over t+1. does it make sense now?

Answer by Anonymous at 2:45 PM on Feb. 28, 2010

• 6t/ (11t +1)

But I'm not sure about the original equation. I have the original as t / t + (4t/ {3 + 5/ [t+1]})

Answer by ecodani at 2:48 PM on Feb. 28, 2010

•          t

t + 4t

equal

t

5t

Answer by Anonymous at 2:48 PM on Feb. 28, 2010

• cont

8t

5t + 5t  the first 5t to 2nd exponent

Answer by Anonymous at 2:52 PM on Feb. 28, 2010

• But I'm not sure about the original equation. I have the original as t / t + (4t/ {3 + 5/ [t+1]})

OP here- i didn't think about writing it that way...it says to symplify...if we wrote it that way i'm pretty sure it'd be t/ t+4t/[3+ 5/ t+1]...i THINK...only 4t is only over the 5 not the 3. / = over

Answer by Anonymous at 2:54 PM on Feb. 28, 2010

• if the original equation is t/ (t +4t) = t/ 5t then t=1 --- I can't tell if anon 2:48 is the OP or giving an answer. The original question has no = in the equation.

Answer by ecodani at 2:55 PM on Feb. 28, 2010

• 6t/ (11t +1)

ok that's not it...

anon :52 i'll check

Answer by Anonymous at 2:56 PM on Feb. 28, 2010

• OP writes equation : t/ t+4t/[3+ 5/ t+1]

simplifies to 9t / (9t +4)

Answer by ecodani at 3:04 PM on Feb. 28, 2010

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