5/6·1/2+2/3÷4/3 How do I solve this problem?

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You would set this problem up as an order of operations problem.

First you eliminate parentheses

Second you eliminate exponents

Third you multiply and divide in order from left to right

Fourth you add and subtract in order from left to right.

 

Here is a sentence to help you remember what to do first.

Please         excuse        my dear                Aunt Sally.

(parentheses) exponents multiply and divide add and subtract

 

5/6*1/2+2/3/4/3

reorder terms (when dividing fractions use the reciprocal of the second fraction and multiply them)

5/6*1/2+2/3*3/4

multiply fractions (you could cross multiply)

5/12+6/12

add fractions (be sure that the denominator for both fractions is the same, and add the numerators)

11/12 answer

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