Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 2 - Real Numbers - 2.2 - Addition and Subtraction of Rational Numbers - Problem Set 2.2: 27

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 2/3 by 8/8 and 5/8 by 3/3 to obtain: $\frac{15}{24}$-($\frac{16}{24}$)=-$\frac{1}{24}$.
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