# Solve for: (5)/(8)-(-(1)/(2)-(3)/(4))

## Expression: $\frac{ 5 }{ 8 }-\left( -\frac{ 1 }{ 2 }-\frac{ 3 }{ 4 } \right)$

Calculate the difference

$\frac{ 5 }{ 8 }-\left( -\frac{ 5 }{ 4 } \right)$

When there is a $-$ in front of an expression in parentheses, change the sign of each term of the expression and remove the parentheses

$\frac{ 5 }{ 8 }+\frac{ 5 }{ 4 }$

\begin{align*}&\frac{ 15 }{ 8 } \\&\begin{array} { l }1 \frac{ 7 }{ 8 },& 1.875\end{array}\end{align*}