A mixed number is an addition of its whole and fractional parts.

The absolute value is the distance between a number and zero. The distance between and is .

Write as a fraction with a common denominator.

Combine the numerators over the common denominator.

Add and .

is approximately which is negative so negate and remove the absolute value

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

Combine and .

Combine the numerators over the common denominator.

Multiply by .

Add and .

Divide by .

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