anonymous 5 years ago 5/16 - (-5/16). perform the indicated operation.

1. anonymous

$\frac{5}{8}$

2. anonymous

thanks.

3. anonymous

I couldn't remember if I added the numerator.

4. anonymous

You end up adding 5/16 to 5/16 which is 10/16 or 5/8 because of the change of signs in the second fraction. $\left(\frac{5}{16}-\left(\frac{-5}{16}\right)\right)=\left(\frac{5}{16}-\frac{-5}{16}\right)=\left(\frac{5}{16}+\frac{5}{16}\right)=\left(\frac{10}{16}\right)=\frac{5}{8}$

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