# How do write in simplest form given #-2/5+17/20#?

To do the simplification we require the denominators of the fractions to be the same.

To make the denominator of the first fraction 20, multiply numerator/denominator by 4, equivalent to multiplying by 1.

We now have.

Now we just add the numerators.

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You can not 'directly' add or subtract counts unless the size indicators are the same.

Make all the size indicators (denominators) the same then subtract the counts (numerators).

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To write the expression -2/5 + 17/20 in simplest form, first find a common denominator, which is 20. Then, rewrite the fractions with the common denominator and simplify the expression:

-2/5 = -8/20 17/20 = 17/20

Now, combine the fractions:

-8/20 + 17/20 = (17 - 8)/20 = 9/20

So, the expression -2/5 + 17/20 simplifies to 9/20.

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When evaluating a one-sided limit, you need to be careful when a quantity is approaching zero since its sign is different depending on which way it is approaching zero from. Let us look at some examples.

When evaluating a one-sided limit, you need to be careful when a quantity is approaching zero since its sign is different depending on which way it is approaching zero from. Let us look at some examples.

When evaluating a one-sided limit, you need to be careful when a quantity is approaching zero since its sign is different depending on which way it is approaching zero from. Let us look at some examples.

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