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: 3



Work Step by Step

Make the fractions similar using their LCD, which is $16$: $=\dfrac{1(8)}{2(8)}+\left(-\dfrac{7}{16}\right) \\=\dfrac{8}{16}+\left(-\dfrac{7}{16}\right) \\=\dfrac{8-7}{16} \\=\dfrac{1}{16}$
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