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 32: 145


False; $\frac{7}{10}$

Work Step by Step

This is wrong because they added the denominators instead of changing the fractions to have common denominators and then adding the numerators. $\frac{1}{2}$+$\frac{1}{5}$ $\frac{1\times5}{2\times5}$+$\frac{1\times2}{5\times2}$ $\frac{5}{10}$+$\frac{2}{10}$=$\frac{7}{10}$
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