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Can this be further simplyfied?

Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions

5 over 6ab - 7 over 8a

after getting common denominators i get

20 - 21b over 24ab

can this be further simpified?

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Johanna R. | Part-time Math Tutor AvailablePart-time Math Tutor Available

The only way it could be further simplified is if the terms in the numerator and the denominator all share any common factor, which in this case they do not. So no, it cannot be further simplified.

Nataliya D. | Patient and effective tutor for your most difficult subject.Patient and effective tutor for your mos...

Good job! That is the final answer.