# Can anyone show me the solution to these answers step by step?

• Dec 29th 2012, 07:57 PM
markb1990
Can anyone show me the solution to these answers step by step?
|22 - 32| - |5 - 7|
The answer, according to the book is -1 but the answer I keep getting is 1

(3 - √9) - (-5 - 1.3)

-3

My book says the answer is -2.1; I don't know why or how my they subtracted subtracted .2 from 1.3. I need the solutions, all help is appreciated, please and thank you!
• Dec 30th 2012, 12:35 AM
earboth
Re: Can anyone show me the solution to these answers step by step?
Quote:

Originally Posted by markb1990
|22 - 32| - |5 - 7|
The answer, according to the book is -1 but the answer I keep getting is 1 <--- wow!

Are you sure that you posted the problem correctly??

$|2^2-3^2|-|5-7| =$

$|4-9|-|5-7| =$

$|-5|-|-2| =$

$\boxed{5-2 = 3 }$

Quote:

(3 - √9) - (-5 - 1.3)

-3

My book says the answer is -2.1; I don't know why or how my they subtracted subtracted .2 from 1.3. I need the solutions, all help is appreciated, please and thank you!
1. The answer in the book is correct.

2. $\frac{\overbrace{(3-\sqrt{9})}^{= 0}-(-5-1.3)}{-3}=$

$\frac{-(-6.3)}{-3}=$

$\boxed{\frac{(-3)(-2.1)}{-3}= -2.1}$
• Dec 30th 2012, 03:16 AM
markb1990
Re: Can anyone show me the solution to these answers step by step?
Sadly yes the book is right. I'm getting 3 and 1 the ways I did it but I can't seem to reach -1
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For the second part, I understand that -(-5 -1.3)/ -3 = -(-6.3)/ -3, but may I ask what you did in the boxed part? Why did you factor (- 6.3) and what happened to the - sign outside the parenthesis?

Thank you
• Dec 30th 2012, 03:48 AM
abender
Re: Can anyone show me the solution to these answers step by step?
I am assuming the first problem was #67 in your text. You did not copy it down correctly. The textbook's solution is correct. 2 is cubed, not squared.