How do you solve 6\frac{1}{4}+ -9\frac{3}{8}?

Mar 6, 2018

$- 3 \frac{1}{8}$

Explanation:

Convert the mixed fractions in to improper fractions
$\frac{25}{4} - \frac{75}{8}$
Try to make it into one fraction
$\frac{\left(25 \cdot 2\right) - 75}{8}$
$- \frac{25}{8}$
Then convert it back to a mixed fraction
$- 3 \frac{1}{8}$