Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13417-805-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-805-9

Chapter 1 - Section 1.2 - Fractions in Algebra - Exercise Set - Page 29: 75



Work Step by Step

$\frac{16}{7} - \frac{2}{7}$ The difference of two fractions with same denominators is the difference of their numerators over the common denominator. $\frac{16-2}{7}$ = $\frac{14}{7}$ Since 7 is the greatest common factor of 14 and 7, divide numerator and denominator by 7 $\frac{2*7}{1*7}$ = 2
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