Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321785045
ISBN 13: 978-0-32178-504-6

Chapter 11 - Section 11.3 - Series - Exercise Set: 56

Answer

$62$

Work Step by Step

Plug in and use PEMDAS (parentheses, exponentiation, multiplication, division, addition, subtraction) to determine which operation goes first. $\frac{2(1-5^3)}{1-5} = \frac{2(1-125)}{1-5} = \frac{2(-124)}{-4} = \frac{-248}{-4} = \frac{248}{4} = 62$
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