# Calculate: 2 (1)/(2)+(-3 (1)/(4))

## Expression: $2 \frac{ 1 }{ 2 }+\left( -3 \frac{ 1 }{ 4 } \right)$

Convert the mixed number to an improper fraction

$\frac{ 5 }{ 2 }+\left( -3 \frac{ 1 }{ 4 } \right)$

When there is a $+$ in front of an expression in parentheses, the expression remains the same

$\frac{ 5 }{ 2 }-3 \frac{ 1 }{ 4 }$

Convert the mixed number to an improper fraction

$\frac{ 5 }{ 2 }-\frac{ 13 }{ 4 }$

Subtract the fractions

\begin{align*}&-\frac{ 3 }{ 4 } \\&-0.75\end{align*}

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