simple question on negatives

dumb dumb

ok i don't beleive i'm asking but example: (-7)+(-18)= IT'S -25 RIGHT?

BUT WHEN YOU DO IT IN FRACTONS

LIKE: 5/12+(-1/4)

YOU FIND THE COMMON DENOMENATOR

WHICH IS 12 SO IT COMES OUT TO

5/12+ (-3/12)

AND YOU ANSWER IS POSITIVE 8/9

AND WHAT IF IT'S TWO NEGATIVES AND YOUR ADDING THEM DO YOU JUST ADD THEM? i'M SERIOUSLY CONFUSED AND DON'T KNOW WHY? gRR

my options for answers are???

thank you for your help tkhoney my options are for answers

3/8, -5/48, 1/2, or 1/6

never mind reduce 2/12 and you get 1/6 got it! thank you

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**lexysmama04@yahoo.com** dumb dumb

ok i don't beleive i'm asking but example: (-7)+(-18)= IT'S -25 RIGHT?

BUT WHEN YOU DO IT IN FRACTONS

LIKE: 5/12+(-1/4)

YOU FIND THE COMMON DENOMENATOR

WHICH IS 12 SO IT COMES OUT TO

5/12+ (-3/12)

AND YOU ANSWER IS POSITIVE 8/9

AND WHAT IF IT'S TWO NEGATIVES AND YOUR ADDING THEM DO YOU JUST ADD THEM? i'M SERIOUSLY CONFUSED AND DON'T KNOW WHY? gRR

i wrote the answer for the next problem when i wrote it duh

i wrote it down for the next problem. i had it right thank you again

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**TKHunny** (5/12) - (-3/12) = (5/12) + (3/12) = 8/12

(5/12) + (-3/12) = (5/12) - (3/12) = 2/12

If you do it carefully, one step at a time, you are less likely to be confused.