# How do you add #\frac { 7} { - 2} + \frac { 2} { 5}#?

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Aug 11, 2017

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

First, rewrite the expression as:

Now, we need to put the fractions over a common denominator by multiplying each fraction by the appropriate form of

We can now add the two numerators over the common denominator:

Aug 11, 2017

#### Explanation:

Find the LCD:

We can write out the factors of both

The LCD is thus

**We manipulate the fractions in such a way that the denominator is 10 **