## Intermediate Algebra: Connecting Concepts through Application

$\frac{7}{34}$
Step 1: $\frac{15}{34}-\frac{8}{34}$ Step 2: $\frac{15}{34}+\frac{(-8)}{34}$ Step 2: $\frac{15+(-8)}{34}$ Step 3: $\frac{7}{34}$ Step 4: No further simplification possible, so the answer is $\frac{7}{34}$.