# How do you simplify - 3/4 - 1/3 + 7/8x - 1/2 ?

Jul 18, 2016

$\frac{21 x - 38}{24}$

#### Explanation:

This is no different from any other fractions being added.
Find the LCD and make equivalent fractions.

$- \frac{3}{4} - \frac{1}{3} + \frac{7}{8} x - \frac{1}{2}$

=$\frac{- 18 - 8 + 21 x - 12}{24}$

=$\frac{21 x - 38}{24}$