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Simplify: `(2/5)*((2/3)-(1/4))+1/2`Please use the bodmas method

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piya1234 | Student, Grade 9 | Valedictorian

Posted March 17, 2012 at 1:47 PM via web

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Simplify: `(2/5)*((2/3)-(1/4))+1/2`

Please use the bodmas method

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justaguide | College Teacher | (Level 2) Distinguished Educator

Posted March 17, 2012 at 2:08 PM (Answer #1)

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The expression `(2/5)*((2/3)-(1/4))+(1/2)` has to be evaluated.

`(2/5)*((2/3)-(1/4))+(1/2)`

=> `((2/3)(2/5)-(1/4)(2/5))+(1/2)`

=> `(4/15) - (2/20) + (1/2)`

=> `(16/60) - (6/60) + (30/60)`

=> `(16 - 6 + 30)/60`

=> `40/60`

=> `2/3`

The value of `(2/5)*((2/3)-(1/4))+(1/2) = 2/3`

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