Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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

Chapter 1 - Section 1.5 - Subtracting Real Numbers - Exercise Set: 68

Answer

$\frac{5}{12}$

Work Step by Step

We are asked to evaluate the given expression when $x=-5$, $y=4$, and $t=10$. We can plug in the given variables directly to evaluate. $\frac{|5y-x|}{6t}=\frac{|5(4)-(-5)|}{6(10)}=\frac{|5\times4+5|}{6\times10}=\frac{|20+5|}{60}=\frac{|25|}{60}=\frac{25}{60}=\frac{25\div5}{60\div5}=\frac{5}{12}$
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