Algebra 1

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133500403
ISBN 13: 978-0-13350-040-0

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

Answer

-1/24

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 5/8 by 3/3 and 7/12 by 2/2 to obtain: $\frac{14}{24}-$($\frac{15}{24}$)=-$\frac{1}{24}$.
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