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: 94

Answer

-7

Work Step by Step

Using order of operations, first solve numerator and denominator separately, then simplify the fraction. $\frac{-20 + (-4)^{2}(3)}{1 - 5} = \frac{-20 + (16)(3)}{1 - 5} = \frac{-20 + 48}{1 - 5} = \frac{28}{1 - 5} = \frac{28}{-4} = -7$
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