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: 151

Answer

$\frac{5}{2}$

Work Step by Step

Point (b) is marked halfway between 2 and 3 on the number line, therefore it equals 2$\frac{1}{2}$. Now change 2$\frac{1}{2}$ into an improper fraction. 2$\frac{1}{2}$=$\frac{(2\times2)+1}{2}$=$\frac{4+1}{2}$=$\frac{5}{2}$
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