# Simplify `(p-q)/(p-r) *(q-r)/(q-p) *(r-p)/(r-q)` Please state your workings clearly.Thanks ` ` `` ` `

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### 1 Answer

To simplify `(p-q)/(p-r)*(q-r)/(q-p)*(r-p)/(r-q)` let us take a negative, (-)ve sign common from the denominator because as per the rule of signs when you multiply:1. two positives make a positive, 2. two negatives make a positive, 3. a negative and a positive make a negative, 4. a positive and a negative make a negative:

So, we get:

`-(p-q)/((r-p))*(q-r)/((p-q))*(r-p)/((q-r))`

Cancelling the like terms from the numerator and denominator

`=-1`

**Therefore, the required answer is -1.**

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