College Algebra (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321979478
ISBN 13: 978-0-32197-947-6

Chapter R - Section R.1 - Real Numbers - R.1 Assess Your Understanding - Page 16: 88



Work Step by Step

Cancel the common factor $3$ to obtain: $\require{cancel} \\\cancel{3}\cdot \dfrac{5}{\cancel{6}2}-\dfrac{1}{2} \\=\dfrac{5}{2} - \dfrac{1}{2}$ The fractions are similar, so perform the subtraction to obtain: $=\dfrac{5-1}{2} \\=\dfrac{4}{2} \\=2$
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