What is a simple algorithm?

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Describe an algorithm multiplying two positive rational numbers.

Sep 3rd, 2015

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rational number is a number that can be written as a simple fraction (i.e. as a ratio).

e.g

5 = 5/1

0.25 = 1/4

To multiply two rational numbers multiply the tops and bottoms separately, like this:

1/2 x 3/4 = ?

multiply tops : 1 x 3 = 3

multiply bottoms : 2 x 4 = 8

Answer = 3/8


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Sep 3rd, 2015

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Sep 3rd, 2015

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Sep 3rd, 2015

For: "Describe an algorithm multiplying two positive rational numbers."

We wrote: It is the product of the mulitpliers.  The answer is always positive.

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