Convert to an improper fraction.

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

Add and .

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

Combine and .

Combine the numerators over the common denominator.

Simplify the numerator.

Multiply by .

Add and .

Combine and .

Move to the left of .

Multiply both sides of the equation by .

Simplify .

Cancel the common factor of .

Move the leading negative in into the numerator.

Move the leading negative in into the numerator.

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Cancel the common factor of .

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Multiply.

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Simplify .

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.

Combine and .

Multiply by .

The result can be shown in multiple forms.

Exact Form:

Decimal Form:

Mixed Number Form:

Solve for p (-2 1/7)p=-3