## Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

$\dfrac{16+|13-5|+4^{2}}{17-5}=\dfrac{10}{3}$
$\dfrac{16+|13-5|+4^{2}}{17-5}$ Perform the operation inside absolute value bars and evaluate the exponential expression in the numerator: $\dfrac{16+|13-5|+4^{2}}{17-5}=\dfrac{16+8+16}{17-5}=...$ Now, just evaluate the sums and substractions present in the numerator and the denominator. Simplify at the end if possible: $...=\dfrac{40}{12}=\dfrac{10}{3}$