# the simplest value of 2 − 3 4 1 2 − 1 3 .

### Precalculus: Mathematics for Calcu...

6th Edition
Stewart + 5 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780840068071

### Precalculus: Mathematics for Calcu...

6th Edition
Stewart + 5 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780840068071

#### Solutions

Chapter 1.1, Problem 30E

(a)

To determine

## To find: the simplest value of 2−3412−13 .

Expert Solution

2341213=152

### Explanation of Solution

Given information:

An expression is given as 2341213 .

Formula used:

Difference of two fraction ab and cd can be performed by

abcd=abcbbd

Product of two fraction ab and cd can be performed by

abcd=acbd

Quotient of two fraction ab and cd can be performed by

Calculation:

Consider the given expression.

2341213

Now, simplify the expression as shown:

2341213=24343232=5416=5461=152

Here, the simplified value is 152 .

(b)

To determine

Expert Solution

25+12110+315=3

### Explanation of Solution

Given information:

An expression is given as 25+12110+315 .

Formula used:

Sum of two fraction ab and cd can be performed by

ab+cd=ab+cbbd

Product of two fraction ab and cd can be performed by

abcd=acbd

Quotient of two fraction ab and cd can be performed by

Calculation:

Consider the given expression.

Now, simplify the expression as shown:

25+12110+315=22+515215+3101015=91045150=91015045=3

Here, the simplified value is 3 .

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