Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

Published by Pearson

Chapter 1 - Section 1.3 - Exponents, Order of Operations, and Variable Expressions - Exercise Set: 44

Answer

$\dfrac{16+|13-5|+4^{2}}{17-5}=\dfrac{10}{3}$

Work Step by Step

$\dfrac{16+|13-5|+4^{2}}{17-5}$ Perform the operation inside absolute value bars and evaluate the exponential expression in the numerator: $\dfrac{16+|13-5|+4^{2}}{17-5}=\dfrac{16+8+16}{17-5}=...$ Now, just evaluate the sums and substractions present in the numerator and the denominator. Simplify at the end if possible: $...=\dfrac{40}{12}=\dfrac{10}{3}$

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