Precalculus (6th Edition)

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Chapter R - Review of Basic Concepts - Chapter R Test Prep - Review Exercises: 52

Answer

$\color{blue}{-\dfrac{5}{2} \text{ or } -2.5}$

Work Step by Step

Substitute the given values of the variables to obtain: $=\dfrac{3|-2|-4|4|}{|-1(4)|} \\=\dfrac{3(2)-4(4)}{|-4|} \\=\dfrac{6-16}{4} \\=\dfrac{-10}{4} \\=\color{blue}{-\dfrac{5}{2} \text{ or } -2.5}$
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