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    Adding Mixed Fractions and Absolute Values

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    I need help understanding the following 3 problems.
    Please write this out for me. I don't know what this represents 3^.

    Absolute value of 1/y + 3/8 (outside the two long lines to either) +1 = 7.
    Do you get rid of the "1" before determining the negative/positive outcome?

    Next one: x/3 +4 = 1/12 (do I put the 4 over 1?) to find LCD?

    Is o=o considered a real number or unsolvable?

    Best regards.

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    3^ means 3 raised to power.

    ^ is used to show power.

    Question 1:

    |1/y + 3/8| + 1 = 7

    Subtract 1 from each side.

    |1/y + 3/8| + 1 - 1 = 7 - 1

    |1/y + 3/8| = 6

    Now 1/y + 3/8 = 6 or 1/y + ...

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