### Home > CC2MN > Chapter 8 > Lesson 8.1.3 > Problem 8-38

8-38.

Simplify the following expressions.

Change to addition.

Find a common denominator.

Find a common denominator.

Refer to part (a).

Recall that adding a negative number is essentially subtraction.

Remember that when you subtract a negative number you are essentially adding it.

Remember, the solution will have the same sign as the larger number.