Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321726391
ISBN 13: 978-0-32172-639-1

Chapter 1 - Section 1.3 - Exponents, Order of Operations, and Variable Expressions - Exercise Set: 38

Answer

$\dfrac{14-2\cdot3}{12-8}=2$

Work Step by Step

$\dfrac{14-2\cdot3}{12-8}$ First, evaluate the product in the numerator and follow that by evaluating the substraction that will remain there. Then, evaluate the substraction in the denominator and finish by doing the division: $\dfrac{14-2\cdot3}{12-8}=\dfrac{14-6}{12-8}=\dfrac{8}{4}=2$
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