Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

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

Chapter 12 - Data Analysis and Probability - Get Ready!: 2

Answer

$-1/24$

Work Step by Step

When we add or subtract fractions, we start by making a common denominator (bottom of the fraction). Thus, we multiply 7/12 by 2/2 and 5/8 by 3/3 to obtain: $\frac{14}{24}-$($\frac{15}{24}$)=$-\frac{1}{24}$.
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