# How do you simplify #15 / 13 + -11.75 /13#?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 7, 2017

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

First, rewrite the expression. The rule is: minus (-) a plus (+) is a minus (-):

Because both fractions have common denominators we can subtract the numerators over the common denominators:

If necessary we can multiply by the appropriate form of

We can now reduce the fraction as: