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7-88.

Simplifying the whole numbers and fractions separately may make this expression easier to solve.

Multiply the numerators together and the denominators together.

See (a).

See (b).

Find a common denominator and simplify.

Converting the mixed number into a fraction greater than one may make this expression easier to solve.