The answer is 1.425 .
5/8 minus 1/2 is 1/8.
Five eights plus two thirds minus one fourth is equal to 1.04
One and five eights.
five-eights is one-eigtht larger than one-half...which, after converting to a common denominator, is four-eights.
x=2.5-1.375=1.125 which is one and one eights.
One and a half is twelve eights.plus five eights, is seventeen eights. That is two and one eighth in total, or 2.125 in decimal.