Prealgebra (7th Edition)

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Chapter 4 - Section 4.6 - Complex Fractions and Review of Order of Operations - Exercise Set: 41

Answer

$\frac{9}{20}$

Work Step by Step

$(-\frac{1}{2})^{2}+\frac{1}{5}$ $=(-\frac{1}{2})(-\frac{1}{2})+\frac{1}{5}$ $=--(\frac{1}{2}\times\frac{1}{2})+\frac{1}{5}$ $=\frac{1}{2}\times\frac{1}{2}+\frac{1}{5}$ $=\frac{1}{4}+\frac{1}{5}$ $=\frac{5}{20}+\frac{4}{20}$ $=\frac{9}{20}$
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