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Author:  denis 
Date:  Jan 17 2004 
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1/2 + 3/4 or 4!
can someone help me try to write this out as though i am explaining to someone
how to solve it. there is no way this will ever come out to (4) i have to be
able to explain this problem to someone or one like it. please help. thanks
All I can think of is first do the simple adition:
1/2 + 3/4 = 2/4 + 3/4 = 5/4 = 4 1/4
Now if you was asked for the nonmodula number then that would = 4
Or if you were asked for the absolute number then 4
I'm probibly wayout, I would check the symble after the 4 in your question as
4!= 4*3*2*1 = 24.
sorry if this will not help.
Denis
 
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