Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321726391
ISBN 13: 978-0-32172-639-1

Chapter 1 - Section 1.6 - Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers - Exercise Set: 103

Answer

3

Work Step by Step

Substitute -5 for x and -3 for y in the expression, and solve the numerator and denominator separately before simplifying the fraction. $\frac{2(-5) - 5}{-3 - 2} = \frac{-10 - 5}{-3 - 2} = \frac{-15}{-5} = 3$
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