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what is 3/4 minus negative 3/8

SO I have 3/4 and I want to know the difference between negative 3/8
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Hi Louis;
JASON IS CORRECT.  I AM HEREWITH REVISING.  YOU ARE REQUESTING MINUS THE NEGATIVE.
There are two ways of approaching this problem.
FIRST...
Let's convert both numbers into decimals.
3/4=0.750
3/8=0.375
 
 0.750
--0.375
 
This is
0.750
+0.375
1.125
 
SECOND...
Let's convert 3/4 into ?/8...
(3/4)(x/x)
If we multiply (4)(2) we produce 8.
Therefore...
(3/4)(2/2)=6/8
 
The equation is now...
(6/8)-(-3/8)
(6/8)+(3/8)=9/8 or 1 1/8
3/4 minus negative 3/8
 
I'm reading this as:
 
 
(3/4) - (-3/8)  
 
3/4 + 3/8
 
6/8 + 3/8 = 9/8 = 1 1/8