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3-38.

Simplify the following fraction expressions. Show all of your work. Homework Help ✎

Draw diagrams to represent each fraction.

Now change the diagram so that each whole is divided into equal portions.

Follow the steps in part (a) to solve the problem.

Draw a rectangle.

Shade in three fifths.

Shade in one third in the other direction.

The darker overlapping region is your answer.

See part (c).