# How do you simplify #-1 2/3 + (-2 1/4) #?

##### 1 Answer

Take a look at the explanation.

#### Explanation:

To make things easier, I would start off by turning those mixed fractions into improper ones.

I would then add them, like I would add any other normal fraction.

First, find the Least Common Denominator (LCD) between the two fractions. I found that by multiplying

We multiply the numerators and the denominators and this is what we get:

Add the numerators (but *do not* add the denominators) and now we have:

Let's turn this into a mixed fraction (just for the sake of it):

And there goes your answer!