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9-69.

Simplify each of the following expressions.

Convert the mixed number into a fraction greater than one.

Notice that the

in the denominator is like dividing by .

This can be rewritten as:

See part (b).

Use the order of operations.

Use the order of operations.

Notice that squaring a negative number has the same result as multiplying two negative numbers: the product is always positive.

Follow the order of operations.