Walkabout wrote:

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

Addition and

Subtraction

The calculation of an equation or expression must be carried out in the following order:

1) Operations within parentheses (or absolute value bars or radicals)

2) Exponents

3) Multiplication and division from left to right

4) Addition and subtraction from left to right

The answer is E.

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