# How do you evaluate #-9/17 - 1/2#?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 4, 2017

#### Explanation:

change both fractions to a common denominator then subtract a negative from a negative.

Multiply the first fraction by

This gives

Think about this way - 18 means to go down, - 17 means to go down more, you go down down in a burring ring of fire you go down down down and fire gets higher. a negative and another negative makes a bigger negative.