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If we plug in <math>1</math> as <math>a</math>, <math>-2</math> as <math>b</math>, and <math>-3</math> as <math>c</math> in the expression <math>\frac{c+a}{c-b}</math>, then we get <math>\frac{-3+1}{-3-(-2)}=\frac{-2}{-1}=2</math>, which is choice <math>\boxed{\textbf{A}}</math>. | If we plug in <math>1</math> as <math>a</math>, <math>-2</math> as <math>b</math>, and <math>-3</math> as <math>c</math> in the expression <math>\frac{c+a}{c-b}</math>, then we get <math>\frac{-3+1}{-3-(-2)}=\frac{-2}{-1}=2</math>, which is choice <math>\boxed{\textbf{A}}</math>. | ||
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Revision as of 03:14, 28 September 2014
Problem
If for any three distinct numbers , , and we define , then is
Solution
If we plug in as , as , and as in the expression , then we get , which is choice .
See also
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