How do you solve problems like -1/2+1/3 or -3 1/5+-6 1/2 without a number line?
Thank to everyone who helps!
I posted this question at 10ish but noone helped so I'm posting it again.
When we add or subtract fractions, they must have the same denominator.
-1/2 = -3/6
1/3 = 2/6
Because the negative number is smaller than the positive number, our answer will be negative.
2/6 - 3/6 = -1/6
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