Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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Chapter 5 - Number Theory and the Real Number System - 5.6 Exponents and Scientific Notation - Exercise Set 5.6 - Page 321: 142


The fraction is \[\frac{3}{4}\].

Work Step by Step

Number of bits and pieces of Dr. Frankenstein’screature that must still be obtained is: \[\begin{align} & {{2}^{-1}}+{{2}^{-2}}=\frac{1}{2}+\frac{1}{{{2}^{2}}} \\ & =\frac{1}{2}+\frac{1}{4} \\ & =\frac{3}{4} \end{align}\]
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