# Anomalous Cancellation/Example/3544 over 7531

## Theorem

The fraction $\dfrac {3544} {7531}$ exhibits the phenomenon of anomalous cancellation:

$\dfrac {3544} {7531} = \dfrac {344} {731}$

as can be seen by deleting the $5$ from both numerator and denominator.

This is part of a longer pattern:

$\dfrac {344} {731} = \dfrac {3544} {7531} = \dfrac {35544} {75531} = \cdots$