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: 109



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. $\frac{(-5)^{2} + (-3)}{3(-3)} = \frac{25 + (-3)}{3(-3)} = \frac{25 + (-3)}{-9} = \frac{22}{-9} = -\frac{22}{9}$
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