Intermediate Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13417-894-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-894-3

Chapter 1 - Review Exercises: 31

Answer

$-\dfrac{5}{12}$

Work Step by Step

RECALL: $\frac{a}{b} \div \frac{c}{d} = \frac{a}{b} \cdot \frac{d}{c}$ Use the rule above to obtain: $=-\frac{2}{3} \cdot \frac{5}{8} \\=-\frac{2(5)}{3(8)}$ Cancel the common factor of 2 to obtain: $=-\frac{5}{3(4)} \\=-\frac{5}{12}$
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