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 - Test - Page 111: 10



Work Step by Step

RECALL: The order of operations follows the PEMDAS rule. First Priority: P - Parentheses Second Priority: E - Exponents Third Priority: M/D - Multiplication or division, whichever comes first from the left Fourth Priority: A/S - Addition or subtraction, whichever comes first from the left Simplify the numerator and the denominator using the PEMDAS rule to obtai: $=\dfrac{-6-4}{-2(5)} \\=\dfrac{-10}{-10} \\=1$
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