# Saxon 8/7 Math users ??? Lesson 36 #14b.

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My dd could not figure out what number or fraction she was supposed to write the prime factorization of. When I looked in the Solutions manual it seems that she was supposed to do that for 144/600. Where did that fraction come from? She was correct in the first part of the problem (14 a.), but she could not figure out what she was supposed to write the prime factorization of and I do not see how 144/600 fits in. Any help in understanding would be appreciated.

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Are you trying to figure out how to solve #14-b, or are you trying to figure out why it is seemingly unrelated to part a? I don't see any relationship between part a and part b if that is what you are asking. I am not the best math person though, so maybe someone else will know better than I do.

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hmmm.. maybe a misprint in your edition?

my edition of 8/7, lesson 36, 14b (p. 248)

says:

Write the prime factorization and reduce: 144/600

so in the student book it did list that fraction.

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Thanks Danielle and Crystal! You probably already figured this out Crystal, but I am the one who posted the same question on the MFW boards and you answered me there as well.

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I know. but i was bored and typed over here too. :lol:

I almost didn't. I thought, oh, no, she'll think I'm stalking her. :lol:

that's still weird that your book was missing the last part of that problem.

but, it all works out.

I need more sleep and more cleaning.......

-crystal

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