# What is -8 1/2 + 3 3/5 as a proper fraction?

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Nov 20, 2016

#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

First, turn your proper fractions into improper fractions.

You need to create a common denominator so that you can add the numerators. Multiply the left by 5 and the right by 2.

Convert that back to a proper fraction.