Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281140
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-114-9

Chapter 1 - Foundations for Algebra - 1-5 Adding and Subtracting Real Numbers - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises: 40

Answer

-$\frac{5}{8}$

Work Step by Step

In order to add or subtract fractions, we start by making a common denominator (bottom of the fraction). Thus, we multiply 3/4 by 2/2 (this is legal because 2/2 equals one) to obtain: $\frac{1}{8}$-$\frac{6}{8}$=-$\frac{5}{8}$
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