Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

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

Chapters 1-5 - Cumulative Review Exercises - Page 377: 20


$\frac{1}{16}$ or $.0625$

Work Step by Step

To find the difference, you must make the two numbers in like format. To find the fraction, you find that 1.5 is equal to $1\frac{8}{16}$. Therefore, $1\frac{9}{16}-1\frac{8}{16}=\frac{1}{16}$ Now that you know the difference is $\frac{1}{16}$, you can convert to decimal form which is $.0625$.
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