Elementary Technical Mathematics

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1285199197
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-919-1

Chapter 2 - Section 2.4 - Signed Fractions - Exercises - Page 118: 29



Work Step by Step

Subtracting a negative number is the same as adding its positive equivalent. $\frac{5}{8}-\frac{-5}{8}$ $=\frac{5}{8}+\frac{5}{8}$ $=\frac{10}{8}$ $=1\frac{2}{8}$ $=1\frac{1}{4}$
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