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If |a/c b/d| = ad-bc for all numbers, a, b, c, and d, then 3/-2 5/4

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If \(|\frac{a}{c} \frac{b}{d}|=ad-bc\) for all numbers, a, b, c, and d, then \(|\frac{3}{-2} \frac{5}{4}|=ad-bc\)


A. -22

B. -2

C. 2

D. 7

E. 22


\(|\frac{a}{c} \frac{b}{d}|=ad-bc\) =\(|\frac{3}{-2} \frac{5}{4}|=3*4-5*(-2)=12+10=22\)

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