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missautonomy97

  • 3 years ago

Evaluate for a = 4 and b = -6. Select the simplest form. a/2b Please Explain how you got the answer so I can successfully complete the rest (: Thanks! I do online and it's Christmas break and I have no one to explain this.

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  1. myininaya
    • 3 years ago
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    \[\frac{4}{2(-6)}\] a is 4 b is -6 i just plugged them in

  2. henkjan
    • 3 years ago
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    substitute values for a and b: a/2b = 4/(2*-6) = -4/12 Simplify by dividing both -4 and 12 by the same number.. They can both be divided by 4 so: -4/12 = (-4/4)/ (12/4) =-1/3

  3. myininaya
    • 3 years ago
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    now 4 is 2*2 does anything cancel?

  4. myininaya
    • 3 years ago
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    and then something else will cancel you can do it henkjan's way too

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