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1. p= (1/λ) / ( (1/λ)+(1/μ) ) -----> μ / (λ+μ)

q= (1/μ) / ( (1/μ)+(1/λ) )------>λ / (λ+μ)

can anyone tell from the original p and q statement to get those 2 finalised versions of each?

Thanks

2. (Original post by djh-10)
p= (1/λ) / ( (1/λ)+(1/μ) ) -----> μ / (λ+μ)

q= (1/μ) / ( (1/μ)+(1/λ) )------>λ / (λ+μ)

can anyone tell from the original p and q statement to get those 2 finalised versions of each?

Thanks

In each case, to start, turn the denominator into a single fraction.

Then remember that if you are dividing by a fraction, you turn it upside down, and multiply.

See what you can do.
3. (Original post by djh-10)
p= (1/λ) / ( (1/λ)+(1/μ) ) -----> μ / (λ+μ)

q= (1/μ) / ( (1/μ)+(1/λ) )------>λ / (λ+μ)

can anyone tell from the original p and q statement to get those 2 finalised versions of each?

Thanks

Get rid of the fractions on the numerator, and on the denominator.

Eg. If you had (1/2) / (1/3) you would multiply both by 2, to give 1 / (2(1/3) and then multiply both top and bottom by 3 to give 3/2.

Do the same thing but with your Lambda. Your question with Mu is exactly the same thing but with a Mu instead.
4. Got it now.

Thanks folks!

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