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 31: 144


Does not make sense.

Work Step by Step

If you paid $\displaystyle \frac{3}{2}$ of the original price, you paid $(1+\displaystyle \frac{1}{2})$ of the original price which is MORE than the original price. So, you did not save money, you overpaid. (Fractions with numerators greater than their denominators are greater than one unit). Does not make sense.
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