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dawn

  • 5 years ago

how would you subtracted 8 2/3 -2 5/6?

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  1. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    First let's make them "top heavy" fractions 8 (2/3) will become 26/3 -2(5/6) will become -17/6

  2. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    now your equation should look like this: 26/3-17/6 You need to find a common denominator which is 6 in this case 52/6-17/6

  3. dawn
    • 5 years ago
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    oh ok, make them into an improper fraction? so is the answer 9 5/6

  4. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    Not quite now you just do simple subtraction 52-17=35 35/6 or 5 (5/6) make sense?

  5. dawn
    • 5 years ago
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    yes, the 5/6 makes sense..but what do u do with the 5 from making the improper fraction into a proper fraction

  6. dawn
    • 5 years ago
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    sorry been a long time since i have been in school, im trying to help my 5th grader

  7. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    ok well basically I said how many times does 6 gointo 35 5(6)=30 35-30=5 so your answer is 5(5/6)

  8. dawn
    • 5 years ago
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    ok, I get it now..not sure what I was doing..mixing up addition with subtraction, thank you so very much.

  9. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    No problem:)

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