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# What is the answer to these two equations?

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1. Simplify 2-1/4 over 3-1/5, provide your answer in the lowest terms.

2. Complete the following equation (4/2)[6-(-5)3]

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2 - 1/4  =   (8/4)  - (1/4)   = 7/4

3 - 1/5  =    (15/5)  - (1/5)   = 14/5

So

[ 2 - 1/4 ]                           7 / 4

_______       =               _____

[ 3 - 1/5 ]                         14 / 5

Keep the fraction in the numerator.......invert the fraction in the denominator and multiply the two......so we have

(7 / 4 )   (   5 / 14)   =      swap denominators

( 7 / 14)  ( 5 / 4)   =

(1 /2)  ( 5 / 4)  =

5  / 8

(4/2)[6-(-5)3]    =

(2) [ 6 -  (-15) ]  =

(2)  [ 6 + 15 ] =

(2) [21 ]  =

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CPhill  Sep 27, 2017
edited by CPhill  Sep 27, 2017

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