Prealgebra (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321955048
ISBN 13: 978-0-32195-504-3

Chapter 4 - Section 4.6 - Complex Fractions and Review of Order of Operations - Exercise Set - Page 286: 84



Work Step by Step

When $x=\frac{3}{4}$ and $y=-\frac{4}{7}$ $\frac{\frac{9}{14}}{x+y}$ $=\frac{9}{14}\div(x+y)$ $=\frac{9}{14}\div[(\frac{3}{4}+(-\frac{4}{7})]$ $=\frac{9}{14}\div(\frac{3}{4}-\frac{4}{7})$ $=\frac{9}{14}\div(\frac{21}{28}-\frac{16}{28})$ $=\frac{9}{14}\div\frac{5}{28}$ $=\frac{9}{14}\times\frac{28}{5}$ $=\frac{9}{1}\times\frac{2}{5}$ $=\frac{18}{5}$ $=3\frac{3}{5}$
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