Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321726391
ISBN 13: 978-0-32172-639-1

Chapter 1 - Section 1.3 - Exponents, Order of Operations, and Variable Expressions - Exercise Set: 43

Answer

$\dfrac{6+|8-2|+3^{2}}{18-3}=\dfrac{7}{5}$

Work Step by Step

$\dfrac{6+|8-2|+3^{2}}{18-3}$ Evaluate the exponential expression and perform the operation inside absolute value bars in the numerator: $\dfrac{6+|8-2|+3^{2}}{18-3}=\dfrac{6+|6|+9}{18-3}=...$ Now, just evaluate the operations both in the numerator and the denominator. At the end, simplify if possible: $...=\dfrac{21}{15}=\dfrac{7}{5}$
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