Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13417-805-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-805-9

Chapter 3 - Cumulative Review Exercises - Page 279: 1


The expression is evaluated to $2$.

Work Step by Step

We first simplify the fraction: First, simplify the numerator: $$\frac{10 + 6}{3^{2} - (4 - 3)}$$ Evaluate exponents in the denominator: $$\frac{10 + 6}{9 - (4 - 3)}$$ Do the addition and subtraction in both the numerator and denominator: $$\frac{16}{9 - 1}$$ $$\frac{16}{8}$$ We can now simplify the fraction: The expression is evaluated to $2$.
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