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    Help I need a lot of help here is my math problem


    12-9 16-12
    _____ + ______
    8 / 12 64 / 2



    Rach

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    Re: math algebra

    Quote Originally Posted by rachael zukowski
    Help I need a lot of help here is my math problem
    12-9 16-12
    _____ + ______
    8 / 12 64 / 2
    Rach
    Looks like (12 - 9) / (8/12) + (16 - 12) / (64/2)

    Start by simplifying each term:
    12 - 9 = 3
    8/12 = 2/3
    16 - 12 = 4
    64/2 = 32
    so we now have:
    3 / (2/3) + 4 / 32 : you still with me?

    simplify again:
    3 / (2/3) = 3 * 3/2 = 9/2
    4 / 32 = 1/8
    so we now have:
    9/2 + 1/8

    9/2 = 36/8; so we now have:
    36/8 + 1/8 = 37/8

    Did you follow all that?
    QUESTION: do you listen in class? or watch the boys?
    I'm just an imagination of your figment !

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    Hi thankyou for the help only confused on one issue th / between the 8 and th 12 to include the 64 and the 2 stands for divided by that makes it a little more tricky can you still help?

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    Hello, Rachael!

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
    The 8/12 is a fraction: ---- . . . and that's why there is a division.
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
    I'm the other of the two guys who "do" homework.

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    thank you so much, sorry it took two people to help me understand you are great, thankyou again for the help

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    Two answer your question, there are no boys worth watching in my class....I do pay attention, My teacher just did not explain how to do a problem with fraction line .

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    Denis, just relax with those comments, ok? This is a MATH FORUM, remember? Let's not make people feel uncomfortable. Another comment like that and you will get detention!

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    Quote Originally Posted by happy
    Denis, just relax with those comments, ok?
    It's nice of you to make the suggestion (thank you!), but, according to another male tutor, men can't help themselves. Their targets need to make allowances.

    Eliz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happy
    Denis, just relax with those comments, ok? This is a MATH FORUM, remember? Let's not make people feel uncomfortable. Another comment like that and you will get detention!
    Ah c'mon happy: you're just jealous because you didn't make
    the comment YOURSELF!

    "The adult with nary a smile
    is but the skeleton of his inner child"

    Hey, I'll take detention if it's with stapel;
    we can play "spin the bottle" and I'll win every time
    if it's with soroban, I'll shoot myself!
    I'm just an imagination of your figment !

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    *slaps Denis for stapel*

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