Evaluate: -4 (5)/(9)+(8)/(9)

Expression: $-4 \frac{ 5 }{ 9 }+\frac{ 8 }{ 9 }$

Convert the mixed number to an improper fraction

$-\frac{ 41 }{ 9 }+\frac{ 8 }{ 9 }$

Calculate the sum

$\begin{align*}&-\frac{ 11 }{ 3 } \\&\begin{array} { l }-3 \frac{ 2 }{ 3 },& -3.\overset{ \cdot }{ 6 } \end{array}\end{align*}$