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1/2 + [(2/3 * 3/8)/4] - 9/16 =

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(B) 19/16
(C) 15/16
(D) 9/13
(E) 0

$$\frac{1}{2} +\frac{\frac{2}{3} *\frac{3}{8}}{4} - \frac{9}{16} =\frac{1}{2}+\frac{1}{16}-\frac{9}{16}=\frac{8}{16}+\frac{1}{16}-\frac{9}{16}=0$$.

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I love it when you get 0 in the GMAT.

$$1/2 + (2/3)(3/8)(1/4) - 9/16 = 1/2 - 1/16 - 9/16 = 1/2 - 8/16 = 1/2-1/2=0$$

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1/2 + [(2/3 * 3/8)/4] - 9/16 =

(A) 29/16
(B) 19/16
(C) 15/16
(D) 9/13
(E) 0

We need to simplify the expression using PEMDAS.

Parentheses
Exponents
Multiplication and Division

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1) Operations within parentheses (or absolute value bars or radicals)
2) Exponents
3) Multiplication and division from left to right
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