anonymous
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simplify 10/5-1
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anonymous
  • anonymous
10/5 = 2
anonymous
  • anonymous
so then 2-1=1
anonymous
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I don't understand

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anonymous
  • anonymous
OK, what's confusing you?
anonymous
  • anonymous
sorry thequestion ws 10/5-1
anonymous
  • anonymous
Oh, you mean 10/(5-1)
anonymous
  • anonymous
?
anonymous
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I m not sure how to tpe it butit is 10 divided by 5 subtract 1
anonymous
  • anonymous
The 5 and the 1 are both in the denominator right?
anonymous
  • anonymous
no it is written like 10 / 5-1
anonymous
  • anonymous
no denominator it is not a fraction the question isaing me to simplify
anonymous
  • anonymous
I'm still not sure I understand how the problem is written but it seems to me that you need to start by subtracting the 1 from the 5: 5-1=4
anonymous
  • anonymous
Then you get 10/4
anonymous
  • anonymous
what Iwould like to know is do I divide or subtract first
anonymous
  • anonymous
In this case, you can't divide until you subtract
anonymous
  • anonymous
If I've interpreted the problem correctly
anonymous
  • anonymous
okthank
anonymous
  • anonymous
You set for now?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Or do you have more questions?
anonymous
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\[\frac{10}{5 -1}= \frac{10}{4} = \frac{5}{2} = 2.5\]

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