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8-59.

Notice that the whole number and the fractions can be added separately.

You may want to convert the mixed numbers into fractions greater than one before simplifying.

Remember to line up the decimal points when adding or subtracting numbers with decimals.

−2.81

When you divide a fraction, remember you are multiplying its reciprocal.

24

Multiply.

See (d).

Converting the mixed numbers into fractions greater than one may make this expression easier to simplify.

Find a common denominator.