#### 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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Prentice Hall

ISBN 10:
0133500403

ISBN 13:
978-0-13350-040-0

-1/24

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