# How do you evaluate #(- 4\frac { 1} { 2} ) - 1\frac { 1} { 3}#?

##### 2 Answers

Convert both mixed numbers to improper fractions and add them. The result is

#### Explanation:

Now to subtract the two fractions, it is necessary to find a common denominator. Multiply both denominators to get the common denominator of

Now you can add the the negative values of both fractions

#### Explanation:

the fractions in each mixed number should have a common denominator.

now we have

first subtract the whole numbers:

then the fractions:

then add these together:

answer: