Simplify the following fraction expressions. Show all of your work.
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. A rectangle divided into 24 equal sections arranged in 3 rows and 8 columns.
Shade in three eighths. The same rectangle with three sections shaded in each row.
Shade in two thirds in the other direction. The same rectangle with 2 rows lightly shaded, and 6 sections, in those 2 rows, are shaded dark.
The darker overlapping region is your answer.
See part (c).
Remember to reduce your answer.