Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0134467795
ISBN 13: 978-0-13446-779-5

Chapter 3 - Adding and Subtracting Fractions - 3.1 Adding and Subtracting Like Fractions - 3.1 Execises - Page 202: 39


$\frac{1}{2}$ acres

Work Step by Step

She purchased $\frac{9}{10}+\frac{3}{10}=\frac{9+3}{10}=\frac{12}{10}$ acres of land. To calculate how much land she covered with squash, we can take the difference between the total amount of land purchased and the amount of land covered with carrots. $\frac{12}{10}-\frac{7}{10}=\frac{12-7}{10}=\frac{5}{10}=\frac{5\div5}{10\div5}=\frac{1}{2}$ acres of land.
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