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  • 5 years ago

simplify 10/5-1

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  1. anonymous
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    10/5 = 2

  2. anonymous
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    so then 2-1=1

  3. anonymous
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    I don't understand

  4. anonymous
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    OK, what's confusing you?

  5. anonymous
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    sorry thequestion ws 10/5-1

  6. anonymous
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    Oh, you mean 10/(5-1)

  7. anonymous
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    ?

  8. anonymous
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    I m not sure how to tpe it butit is 10 divided by 5 subtract 1

  9. anonymous
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    The 5 and the 1 are both in the denominator right?

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    no it is written like 10 / 5-1

  11. anonymous
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    no denominator it is not a fraction the question isaing me to simplify

  12. anonymous
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    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

  13. anonymous
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    Then you get 10/4

  14. anonymous
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    what Iwould like to know is do I divide or subtract first

  15. anonymous
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    In this case, you can't divide until you subtract

  16. anonymous
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    If I've interpreted the problem correctly

  17. anonymous
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    okthank

  18. anonymous
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    You set for now?

  19. anonymous
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    Or do you have more questions?

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    \[\frac{10}{5 -1}= \frac{10}{4} = \frac{5}{2} = 2.5\]

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