PLEASE HELP ME WITH THIS.I'M STUMPED!
2
3-2-(-5)
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2 2
2 - (-4)

- anonymous

PLEASE HELP ME WITH THIS.I'M STUMPED!
2
3-2-(-5)
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2 2
2 - (-4)

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- anonymous

I got 26/20 but i don't know if i'm right!!!! please helppppp!!!

- anonymous

nevermind thats wrong.

- anonymous

ughh idk!!

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- anonymous

not clear how the problem is being formulated. r u looking for the solution to: 3-2-(-5)=?
or something much more involved?

- anonymous

that is what i was wondering what grade are you in lauren and what type of math course are you taking?

- anonymous

the ------ is a divided by sign. and the 2's above the numbers are exponents. i need it simplified.

- anonymous

i'm a freshman in college. it's a lower level math.

- anonymous

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- anonymous

Idk if i can help you then i am a sophomore in high school but i am pretty sure it is 2, but im probably wrong :P

- anonymous

ah.. so this can be written as:
(3-2-(-5)^2)/(2^2-(-4)^2) where "^" represents exponentiation?

- anonymous

yep. that is right. now can u help me solve it?? lol

- anonymous

yes.. do u want step by step?

- anonymous

Well i dont really need it. but i would like an answer if possible.

- anonymous

2

- anonymous

YAY!!!! i was right!!!! xD haha

- anonymous

that was right!! :) and i<3fun u were right...go girl ha

- anonymous

do u know how to solve it?

- anonymous

now can u help with this one too?

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- anonymous

haha i am actually pretty good at math ^^ i just am never positive abou my answers!! ^^ and thx :) sure i can lol

- anonymous

yes i understand the process. i just couldnt get the right answer. and i'm using this program where if i enter a wrong answer it makes me do like 5 more until i dont get them wrong anymore. so i was just making sure!!

- anonymous

lol... btw the print is so small i can't see the last problem

- anonymous

if u click the link it will get bigger.

- anonymous

that says mathproblem2

- anonymous

its 4 * (-3) + (1 - 2^2) ^2

- anonymous

thats the problem lol

- anonymous

im working on it right now i cant remember the order of operations i learned a while bak!! :P

- anonymous

-3

- anonymous

Parenthesis...exponents...multiplication...division...addition...subtraction

- anonymous

exponentiation comes first

- anonymous

ahh i see couldnt quite figure that one out.

- anonymous

lol thank you!!! :))

- anonymous

well.. parenthesis do come before exponents

- anonymous

will one of u help me with this account? like do the problems for me? haha

- anonymous

ik i did those however i made a few little mistakes in my calculating ^^

- anonymous

? do the problems for u?

- anonymous

arent you in college?

- anonymous

NAMELOC? i'm dead serious! haha i'll give u my log in if u help me out! and yes.

- anonymous

i will help u learn to do it, but not do it for u

- anonymous

ohhh ok. dang it. it was worth a shot. lol.

- anonymous

yea im only in high school and i dont even think school should be taken so lightly ..... i will help to do the same if nameloc cant help u lol

- anonymous

:)

- anonymous

good... because i don't know how long i can stay on

- anonymous

lol alright :P but the same goes for me bc i still have to study urggggggg

- anonymous

what do u find puzzling Lauren?

- anonymous

negative signs?

- anonymous

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- anonymous

what answer did u get for that?

- anonymous

i havent done that one yet. i dont really know where to start.

- anonymous

cross multiply??

- anonymous

first put them over the same denominator so u can combine them

- anonymous

multiply the top and bottom of the first fraction by 5

- anonymous

multiply the top and bottom of the second fraction by 7

- anonymous

k did that

- anonymous

the 2 denominators do not have the same sign. one is positive. one is neg. is that ok?

- anonymous

-25/35 - 42/-35

- anonymous

notice that a negative in the denominator still make the right fraction a negative number... so u have a negative times a negative which makes a positive

- anonymous

ohh ok

- anonymous

if it was addition would it stay negative though?

- anonymous

yes

- anonymous

ok now what

- anonymous

-25 - 42 ?

- anonymous

-67/35 is that the answer?

- anonymous

since they now have the same denominator u can combine them... i get 17/35

- anonymous

-25/35 - 42/35

- anonymous

but -25 - 42 is -67...

- anonymous

the second fraction becomes positive because of the double negative

- anonymous

k i got it.

- anonymous

Fun.. did u get the same answer?

- anonymous

Yes! u were right! :) can u help me with this one? i have 2 more of these.

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- anonymous

1 sec

- anonymous

what do u think the answer is, based on how we did the last one?

- anonymous

-73/40 well, i hav to go.. cya

- anonymous

ok thank you! later!

- anonymous

that wasnt righttttttt

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