# To evaluate: The simplified form of the expression -\frac{2}{3}-\frac{1}{2}.

To evaluate: The simplified form of the expression $-\frac{2}{3}-\frac{1}{2}$.
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Thomas Nickerson
The given expression is $-\frac{2}{3}-\frac{1}{2}$.
For the addition of any two numbers of same signs add their absolute values and then attach their common sign.
Absolute values of the numbers are,
$|-\frac{2}{3}|=\frac{2}{3}$
$|-\frac{1}{2}|=\frac{1}{2}$
Now, add the absolute value.
Since, the numbers are negative, attach the common negative sign to the answer.
So, the sum of the given expression is $-\frac{7}{6}$.
Final statement:
Therefore, the simplified form of the expression .