## Kyrie 3 years ago find the difference 6 5/8 - 1/6=

1. rickjbr

The LCD is 24, you want to rewrite the fractions in terms of the LCD here: $6\frac{5}{8}=6\frac{15}{24}$ 8*3=24, 5*3=15 $\frac{1}{6}=\frac{4}{24}$ 6*4=24 1*4=4 Now you can subtract them easily

2. rickjbr

$6\frac{15}{24}-\frac{4}{24}=6\frac{15-4}{24}$

3. srev98

is it 65/8-1/6???

4. Kyrie

6 11/24 ?

5. rickjbr

6. khanitha

do the cross multiplication !!!!

7. khanitha

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8. srev98

9. khanitha

ya i also got dat answer !!!!

10. rickjbr

khanitha, that's only if there's an equal sign between them, not a minus sign

11. Kyrie

See im not good at these i had been simply typing in 6 5/8- 1/6 in the calculator lol

12. Kyrie

it's not 65/8 its 6 and 5/8- 1/6

13. rickjbr

it would be 6+5/8-1/6

14. Kyrie

yeah

15. khanitha

dude actually my name is freya !!!!!!

16. rickjbr

sorry freya!

17. Kyrie

he didn't know we go by ur user name.

18. khanitha

rickjbr- dint undrstand wat u told !!!!

19. srev98

o i undstood

20. rickjbr

You can't cross multiply when you subtract fractions

21. khanitha

really ???

22. srev98

can!!!!!!

23. khanitha

wats the answer that u got for this queation????

24. khanitha

question*

25. rickjbr

If you want to convert $6\frac{5}{8}$ to an improper fraction, you'd multiply the denominator times the whole number and add the numerator, like this: $6\frac{5}{8}=\frac{8*6+5}{8}=\frac{53}{5}$

26. rickjbr

$\frac{53}{8}$, not 53/5**********

27. khanitha

ya understud !!!!!!!!!!!|dw:1328891778883:dw|