(Make the demoninators the same first )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:
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.