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Concept Check Fill in the blanks with the correct values: The opposite of - 5 is _____ , while the absolute value of - 5 is _____. The additive inverse of - 5 is _____ , while the additive inverse of the absolute value of - 5 is _____. Find (a) the opposite (or additive inverse) of each number and (b) the absolute value of each number. See Objective 3 and Example 4. 37. - 7 38. - 4 39. 8 40. 10 41. - 3 4 42. - 2 5 Simplify by finding the absolute value. See Example 4. 43. | - 6 | 47. - ` - 2 ` 3 44.

9 Solve applied problems that involve fractions. OBJECTIVE 5 EXAMPLE 8 Fractions Adding Fractions to Solve an Applied Problem The diagram in FIGURE 1 appears in the book Woodworker’s 39 Sure-Fire Projects. Find the height of the bookcase/desk to the top of the writing surface. We must add these measures. ) Writing Surface 3" 4 4 12 " 9 12 " 3" 4 Cut 3 leg sections from ready-made turned leg. 9 12 " 3" 4 4 12 " FIGURE 1 Think: 17 4 means 17 , 4. 3 4 1 4 2 1 9 2 3 4 1 9 2 3 4 1 +4 2 3 4 2 = 4 4 2 = 9 4 3 4 2 = 9 4 3 4 2 = 4 4 17 26 4 1 17 1 1 1 Since 17 4 = 4 4 , 26 4 = 26 + 4 4 = 30 4 .

10 12 in. 7 18 in. 1 1 5 in. Old 631 2656086 4 8 in. 1 13 Fractions 108. Under existing standards, most of the holes in Swiss 11 cheese must have diameters between 16 and 13 16 in. S. Department of Agriculture wants to reduce the minimum size to 38 in. How much smaller is 83 in. than 11 16 in.? S. ) Approximately 38 million people living in the United States in 2006 were born in other countries. The circle graph gives the fractional number from each region of birth for these people. Use the graph to answer each question.