Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 2 - Real Numbers - 2.3 - Real Numbers and Algebraic Expressions - Problem Set 2.3: 72

Answer

$= \frac{35}{96}$

Work Step by Step

1. Use the distributive property to simplify: $= x(\frac{1}{2} + \frac{2}{3} - \frac{3}{4})$ $=x(\frac{6}{12}+\frac{8}{12}-\frac{9}{12})$ $= x(\frac{5}{12})$ 2. Substitute the value for $x$ $= \frac{7}{8}(\frac{5}{12})$ $= \frac{35}{96}$
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