How do you simplify #(1/2+3/20)-2/20#?

1 Answer
Nov 27, 2016

Answer:

#8/20# or #2/5#

Explanation:

First, get all the fractions over a common denominator, in this case #20#

#((10/10 * 1/2)) + 3/20) - 2/20 =>#

#(10/20 + 3/20) - 2/20#

Next, add the terms within parenthesis:

#(13 + 3)/20 - 2/20 =>#

#16/20 - 2/20 =>#

#(16 - 2)/20 =>#

#8/20 =>#

#(4/4)(2/5) =>#

#2/5#