Alissa Fong

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Complex Fractions and Order of Operations - Problem 2

Alissa Fong
Alissa Fong

MA, Stanford University
Teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area

Alissa is currently a teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area and Brightstorm users love her clear, concise explanations of tough concepts

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The instructions "evaluate" mean substitute the given value in where you see the variable. From there, we simplify using the order of operations. This particular problem has multiple parentheses, so we'll work from the inside moving out. Also, we need to do any groupings, like simplifying the numerator of a fraction, even if it doesn't have parentheses. The first step of the order of operations, PEMDAS, includes parentheses as well as any groupings.

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