well i cant figure out this answer and im basically simplifying these fractions

## 2/3-(-3/5)

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# 4 Answers

**2 - -3**

**3 5**

**This is equal to:**

2 +
3

3 5

3 5

1.

**Find the Lowest common Denominator (LCD) of 3 and 5** i.e find the smallest number that can be divided by both 3 and 5.

LCD of 3, and 5 is

**15**.2.

**Rewrite the equivalent fractions with the new denominator of 15** Remember whatever is done to the denominator of each fraction

must be done to its numerator also.

2(5) +
3(3) = 10 + 9

3(5) 5(3) 15 15

3.

**Add the fractions** Since their denominators are the same, simply add the numerators.

**19 = 1 4/15**

**15**

Remember that your final answer must be in its simplest form.

Hi Shakur,

**2/3 - (- 3/5) (First get rid of the parenthesis; the negative sign inside will become positive since there is a negative sign outside the parenthesis.)**

**it will result as:**

**2/3 + 3/5 (Now you cannot add them since both fractions have different denominators so you will have to find a least common denominator - here it is 3*5 = 15)**

**2*5/15 + 3*3/15**

**10/15 + 9/15**

**19/15 (Simplify this answer by changing it into a mixed number as answers cannot be left as an improper fraction)**

**1 4/15 (Answer)**

Hope this helps!

- Fatima K.

The most important thing to remember is that two minuses are the same as a plus. So in this case we have 2/3 + 3/5.

Next, find the common denominator, which is 15 here. So:

2/3*5/5 = 10/15

and

3/5 * 3/3 = 9/15

Now you have 10/15 + 9/15, which will give you your answer.

2/3 - (-3/5)

First, let's get rid of the double negative: subtracting a negative is the same as adding a positive, so we could also write the expression as:

2/3 + 3/5

Now, to be able to add fractions, we need to come up with a common denominator. In this case, 15 would be the best option, so let's multiply each fraction to make them each have a denominator of 15.

2/3 x 5/5 = 10/15

3/5 x 3/3 = 9/15

So, 10/15 + 9/15 = 19/15, or 1 4/15