Middle School Math

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5/6-1/3+7/8 divided by (1/2)^3

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    (1/2/)^3 = 1/2 * 1/2 * 1/2 = 1/8

    I am assuming that all the previous data is being divided by (1/2)^3.

    (5/6 - 1/3 + 7/8)/(1/2)^3 =

    (5/6 - 1/3 + 7/8)/1/8 =

    Dividing by a fraction is the same as multiplying by the inverse of that fraction.

    (5/6 - 1/3 + 7/8) * 8 =

    Find common denominator for addition and subtraction, perform those functions and multiply by 8.

    If only the last term is being divided:

    5/6 - 1/3 + (7/8)/(1/2)^3 =

    5/6 - 1/3 + (7/8) * 8 =

    The 8's cancel each other out.

    5/6 - 1/3 + 7

    Find common denominator for addition and subtraction.

    I hope this helps.

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