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 - 3.4 Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers - 3.4 Exercises - Page 231: 70


Estimate: $0$ inches Exact: $\frac{9}{16}$ inches

Work Step by Step

From the table, we see that: Third smallest pliers (8" lineman's) max jaw capacity=$1\frac{7}{16}$ inches Smallest pliers (7" diagonal) max jaw capacity=$7/8$ inches We find the difference: Estimate: $1-1=0$ inches Exact: $\displaystyle 1\frac{7}{16}-\frac{7}{8}=1\frac{7}{16}-\frac{14}{16}=\frac{23}{16}-\frac{14}{16}=\frac{9}{16}$ inches
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