## clarkexo 3 years ago 2x3/2-(2/6-3/5)^2 please provide steps, I wanna know how to actually do it

1. clarkexo

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2. CliffSedge

Get your common denominators to subtract the fractions in parentheses first.

3. clarkexo

i got 12/13500 I'm not sure if its correct though

4. CliffSedge

Also, clarify: In your question, you have "2x3/2" but in the drawing it looks like "2x3/5" ?

5. clarkexo

its a 5, my apologies

6. CliffSedge

To add (or subtract) fractions, try this: |dw:1347404740571:dw|

7. CliffSedge

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8. CliffSedge

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9. clarkexo

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10. clarkexo

am i on the right track?

11. CliffSedge

Yes, that looks right, as long as the 2and 3/5 is a mixed number and not multiplication.

12. CliffSedge

And if that is subtraction between that first fraction and the parentheses, then don't lose your minus sign.

13. clarkexo

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14. clarkexo

is that right?

15. CliffSedge

Looks good. The steps are right. You can probably simplify that fraction to lowest terms.

16. clarkexo

Thank you!