College Algebra 7th Edition

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1305115546
ISBN 13: 978-1-30511-554-5

Chapter P, Prerequisites - Chapter P Review - Exercises: 28

Answer

$\frac{1}{72}$

Work Step by Step

We convert to fractions, find a common denominator, and subtract: $2^{-3}-3^{-2}=\displaystyle \frac{1}{8}-\frac{1}{9}=\frac{9}{72}-\frac{8}{72}=\frac{1}{72}$
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