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 1.6 - Subtraction of Real Numbers - Exercise Set - Page 71: 37



Work Step by Step

$\frac{1}{2}$ - ($\frac{1}{4}$) Step 1: Change the subtraction sign to addition and replace $\frac{1}{4}$ to its opposite $\frac{1}{2}$ + (-$\frac{1}{4}$) Step 2: Add two fractions $\frac{4}{8}$ + (-$\frac{2}{8}$) = $\frac{2}{8}$ Step 3: Convert $\frac{2}{8}$ into lowest term = $\frac{1}{4}$
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