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Please help me solve: `(-3^2-5(4^2-5^2))/(6-l3-8l)`      

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lro1979 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted October 23, 2012 at 1:40 AM via web

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Please help me solve: `(-3^2-5(4^2-5^2))/(6-l3-8l)`

 

 

 

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jgeertz | College Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

Posted October 31, 2012 at 2:10 PM (Answer #1)

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`(-3^2 - 5(4^2-5^2))/ (6- l3-8l)`

`(-9 -5(16-25))/(6-l3-8l)`

`(-9-5(-9))/(6- l-5l )`

`(-9+45)/1`

`36`

36 is the correct answer once your clarification was considered.

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lro1979 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted October 23, 2012 at 2:19 AM (Answer #4)

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I know it's hard to tell, but it's the whole firs part "-3^2-5(4^2-5^2)" over "6-|3-8|". I believe the answer to this is 36.

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