1. anonymous

is there supposed to be an equal sign somewheres, or is that just an expression ?

2. aj_harleyy

It is an expression

3. misty1212

HI!!

4. misty1212

is it i$\frac{(8-3r)\times 5}{6}$?

5. aj_harleyy

No it is (8-3r) then 5 over 16 like a fraction. I need to simplify the expression |dw:1440468374126:dw|

6. misty1212

hmmm same thing

7. aj_harleyy

oh

8. misty1212

i guess you are supposed to distribute the 5

9. misty1212

$\frac{40-15r}{6}$

10. misty1212

not sure what else you can do with it did this come from a math teacher?

11. aj_harleyy

yes it did

12. anonymous

tell your math teacher (gently) that there is no such mathematical operation as "simplify" there is nothing "simpler" about $$\frac{40-15r}{6}$$ than $$\frac{(8-3r)\times 5}{6}$$ you might want to ask if it was really "distribute "

13. misty1212

what @satellite73 said!

14. aj_harleyy

I'm sorry, it was from my Algebra 1 book not directly from my teacher...