Cancel the common factor of .

Move the leading negative in into the numerator.

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Move the negative in front of the fraction.

Multiply .

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

To write as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by .

Multiply and .

Multiply by .

Combine the numerators over the common denominator.

Multiply by .

Add and .

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factors.

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

The result can be shown in multiple forms.

Exact Form:

Decimal Form:

Mixed Number Form:

Evaluate -1/12-2(-5/8)