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**AnthonyC** Good morning everyone.

I must first say that I am glad I found this website! There's a lot of good info here. I have a basic math problem that I can not solve.

1/16 - 3/4 + 15/8 =

Please note that the numbers above are fractions. The answer is 19/16. I had to cheat and look at the back of the book to get the answer. I still do not know how they came up with this. I've been trying to do this problem for the past 30 min. I know that the order of operation is PEMDAS:

Parentheses

Exponets

Multiplication (left to right)

Division (left to right)

Addition (left to right)

Subtraction (left to right)

So from the order of operations, I would need to do 3/4 + 15/8 first right? and what ever answer I get from there, subtract that from 1/16?

Any help would be appreciated.