Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321726391
ISBN 13: 978-0-32172-639-1

Chapter 1 - Section 1.6 - Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers - Exercise Set: 91



Work Step by Step

Using order of operations, first solve numerator and denominator separately, then simplify the fraction. $\frac{-3 - 5^{2}}{2(-7)} = \frac{-3 - 25}{2(-7)} = \frac{-28}{2(-7)} = \frac{-28}{-14} = 2$
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