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If \(a \star b = \dfrac{\left(\dfrac{1}{b} - \dfrac{1}{a}\right)}{(a - b)}\), express \(3 \star 11\) as a common fraction.

 Oct 30, 2019
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a *  b  = 3 * 11  =

 

(1/11 - 1/3)

_________   =

  3   -  11

 

 (  3 - 11)  / (11*3)

   ____________   =

   (3 - 11)  / 1

 

 

(3 - 11) / (11*3)   *   ( 1) /  (3 - 11)  =

 

   1

____  =

11*3

 

 1

__

33

 

 

cool cool cool

 Oct 30, 2019

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