# How do you simplify #-1/9 + (-5/6)#?

##### 1 Answer

Aug 23, 2017

#### Explanation:

Begin by removing the parenthesis:

Simplify:

Subtract by first finding the

The LCD is

Now we must make the denominators the same in order to subtract. Also, what we do to the denominator, we must also do to the numerator.

We can now rewrite the expression above as...

...and subtract which yields