1. ## math algebra

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

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

Rach

2. ## Re: math algebra

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

QUESTION: do you listen in class? or watch the boys?

3. 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?

4. Hello, Rachael!

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
The 8/12 is a fraction: ---- . . . and that's why there is a division.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12

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

6. 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 .

7. 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!

8. 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.

9. 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!

10. *slaps Denis for stapel*

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