# How do you solve and check your solution given 7 1/2=5-5 2/3?

$\frac{15}{2} = 5 - \frac{17}{2}$
5 can also be written as $\frac{10}{2}$
$\frac{15}{2} = \frac{10}{2} - \frac{17}{2}$
$\frac{15}{2} = - \frac{7}{2}$