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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