Florida Standard Tests:Algebra

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Florida Standard Tests:Algebra

Simplify 4(14-5)/2(5+1)

A) 3
B) 27
C) 12
D) 36

I am new to algebra and I came across this online and the answer to this problem is 3. How is this possible?
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Re: Florida Standard Tests:Algebra

4(14 - 5)
-----------
2(5 + 1)

4(9)
-----   {order of operations...work inside parentheses first}
2(6)

36
----   {multiplied}
12

= 3  {divided}

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