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: 76



Work Step by Step

$\frac{17}{5} - \frac{2}{5}$ The difference of two fractions with same denominators is the difference of their numerators over the common denominator. $\frac{17-2}{5}$ = $\frac{15}{5}$ Since 5 is the greatest common factor of 15 and 5, divide numerator and denominator by 5 $\frac{3*5}{1*5}$ = 3
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