how do you subtract mixed fractions with different denominators?

- anonymous

how do you subtract mixed fractions with different denominators?

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- anonymous

you mean like 1x/2 and 2x/3?

- anonymous

like this...
8 and 1/4 subtracted by 2 and 2/3.

- anonymous

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- anonymous

ok
1/4 can be multiplied to 3/12 and 2/3 can be multiplied to 8/12 see now they have same denominator and ur problem is 8 and 3/12 minused by 2 and 8/12

- anonymous

so u get 5 and 5/12

- anonymous

what about in simplest form?

- anonymous

you cant reduce 12 and 5

- anonymous

they have to be able to be devided by a common number

- amistre64

8 1/4
2 2/3 get like denoms

- anonymous

truee.

- amistre64

8 3/12 <- borrow one from 8; borrow(12/12)
2 8/12
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7 15/12
2 8/12
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5 7/12

- anonymous

if you had 6/12 then u cld make 1/2 but u cant devide 5 by anything but 5 and 1 and 12 is devisable by 5

- anonymous

oh. wow.

- anonymous

hahaha god i failed earlier didnt i on fraction part tho

- anonymous

?? are you sure thats right. haha

- anonymous

yes amistre is correct

- amistre64

im sure mines right lol

- anonymous

AMISTRE IS GOD OF OPEN STUDY

- anonymous

5 and 5/12

- anonymous

no 5 7/12

- anonymous

okay

- anonymous

thank you

- anonymous

np

- amistre64

yw :)

- anonymous

so...what grade are you in if you are in school amistre64 ?

- amistre64

35th grade if i was still in school :)

- anonymous

wow. haha

- amistre64

age - 5 is a rough estimate for grade

- anonymous

hold on. I am going to make a picture in paint of my next problem. :) I feel so happy, and excited to have this amazing website. xDDD

- amistre64

:)

- anonymous

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- anonymous

aw, it didn't work. :(

- amistre64

save as jpeg

- anonymous

i know. im good with tech things. :) just not math. haha

- anonymous

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- anonymous

still won't work. :p

- amistre64

you sure you made that with paint?

- anonymous

yeah.

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- anonymous

wtf is that xDD

- amistre64

its a pic i drew for another person to help them with angles and such

- anonymous

ugh. I hate angles. I don't even know what a 64 degree angle looks like. more on my math homework. :(

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