Elementary Technical Mathematics

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1285199197
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-919-1

Chapter 2 - Section 2.4 - Signed Fractions - Exercises: 1

Answer

$-\dfrac{3}{16}$

Work Step by Step

Make the fractions similar using their LCD, which is $16$: $=\dfrac{1(2)}{8(2)}+\left(-\dfrac{5}{16}\right) \\=\dfrac{2}{16}+\left(-\dfrac{5}{16}\right) \\=\dfrac{2-5}{16} \\=-\dfrac{3}{16}$
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