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Factorizing the numerator, <math>\frac{\frac{1}{a}\cdot(2+\frac{1}{2})}{a}</math> then becomes <math>\frac{\frac{5}{2}}{a^{2}}</math> which is equal to <math>\frac{5}{2}\cdot 2^2</math> which is <math>\textbf{(D) }10</math>.
 
Factorizing the numerator, <math>\frac{\frac{1}{a}\cdot(2+\frac{1}{2})}{a}</math> then becomes <math>\frac{\frac{5}{2}}{a^{2}}</math> which is equal to <math>\frac{5}{2}\cdot 2^2</math> which is <math>\textbf{(D) }10</math>.
 
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Revision as of 16:24, 22 February 2016

Problem

What is the value of $\frac{2a^{-1}+\frac{a^{-1}}{2}}{a}$ when $a= \tfrac{1}{2}$?

$\textbf{(A)}\ 1\qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 2\qquad\textbf{(C)}\ \frac{5}{2}\qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 10\qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 20$

Solution

Factorizing the numerator, $\frac{\frac{1}{a}\cdot(2+\frac{1}{2})}{a}$ then becomes $\frac{\frac{5}{2}}{a^{2}}$ which is equal to $\frac{5}{2}\cdot 2^2$ which is $\textbf{(D) }10$.

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