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• Math Help

Note: You may want to review the Math Help for page 216 before continuing.

To perform the division in Example 6, note that you can write

This fraction is easier to enter into a calculator (or to use in long division) than the original fraction. After dividing

you obtain the same answer shown in Example 6.

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The first thing I would do is try to minimize Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid fraud. The penalties for fraud need to be severe to prohibit these crimes, reduce expenditures, and increase revenue through fines. I would then cut the fat from other mandatory programs, and eliminate pet projects that fall into this category. Most non-defense spending programs would be put on hold for at least one year. Any remaining deficit would have to be settled by cutting defense spending.

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