Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321825535
ISBN 13: 978-0-32182-553-7

Chapter 9 - Basic Algebra - 9.4 Order of Operations - 9.4 Exercises: 63

Answer

$\frac{8}{3}$

Work Step by Step

1. Do numbers in parenthesis first: $\frac{-9+18\div18}{5-48\div6}$ 2. Then we must do the division: $\frac{-9+1}{5-8}$ 3. Next, we do the addition and subraction: $\frac{-8}{-3}$ 4. Lastly, we cancel out the 2 negatives in the fraction: $\frac{8}{3}$
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