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dawn
 5 years ago
how would you subtracted 8 2/3 2 5/6?
dawn
 5 years ago
how would you subtracted 8 2/3 2 5/6?

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anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0First let's make them "top heavy" fractions 8 (2/3) will become 26/3 2(5/6) will become 17/6

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0now your equation should look like this: 26/317/6 You need to find a common denominator which is 6 in this case 52/617/6

dawn
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0oh ok, make them into an improper fraction? so is the answer 9 5/6

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Not quite now you just do simple subtraction 5217=35 35/6 or 5 (5/6) make sense?

dawn
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yes, the 5/6 makes sense..but what do u do with the 5 from making the improper fraction into a proper fraction

dawn
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0sorry been a long time since i have been in school, im trying to help my 5th grader

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok well basically I said how many times does 6 gointo 35 5(6)=30 3530=5 so your answer is 5(5/6)

dawn
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok, I get it now..not sure what I was doing..mixing up addition with subtraction, thank you so very much.
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