Prealgebra (7th Edition)

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Chapter 4 - Section 4.4 - Adding and Subtracting Like Fractions, Least Common Denominator, and Equivalent Fractions - Exercise Set: 8

Answer

-$\frac{1}{2}$

Work Step by Step

-$\frac{5}{24}$ + (-$\frac{7}{24}$) Add the numerator,Keep the common denominator. =$\frac{-5-7}{24}$ =$\frac{-12}{24}$ =$\frac{-12\times1}{12\times2}$ = -$\frac{1}{2}$
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