x = -1/4 - 5/8

first, we convert 1/4 to a fraction whose denominator is 8, so that we can combine the fractions. we can do this by multiplying both numerator and denominator by 2:

1*2 / 4*2 = 2/8

therefore,

x = -(2/8) - 5/8

then we simply add the numerator and copy the denominator:

x = (-2 - 5)/8

x = -7/8

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