Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321785045
ISBN 13: 978-0-32178-504-6

Chapter 1 - Section 1.4 - Properties of Real Numbers and Algebraic Expressions - Exercise Set - Page 39: 7


$z$ - $\frac{1}{2}$ $=$ $z$ $\times$ $\frac{1}{2}$

Work Step by Step

The "difference" means subtraction; using the values in the order they are given in the problem. The difference of $z$ and one-half. $z$ - $\frac{1}{2}$ "is" translates into an equals sign: $=$ The "product" means to multiply the values given. $z$ $\times$ $\frac{1}{2}$ OR $z$ - $\frac{1}{2}$ $=$ $z$ $\times$ $\frac{1}{2}$
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