How do you simplify #4+(4(5+8))/(15*4)#?

1 Answer
Oct 21, 2015

Answer:

The answer is #73/15#.

Explanation:

#4+(4(5+8))/(15*4)#

Simplify #(5+8)# to #13#.

#4+(4(13))/(15*4)#

Simplify #4(13)# to #52#.

#4+52/(15*4)#

Simplify #(15*4)# to #60#.

#4+52/60#

Simplify #52/60# to #13/15#.

#4+13/15#

The LCD is #15#. Multiply #4# times #15/15# in order to make the denominators the same.

#4*15/15+13/15=#

#60/15+13/15#

Add the numerators.

#(60+13)/15=#

#73/15#