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Tinascott

  • 3 years ago

simplify 5 1/3 + (-3 9/18)

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  1. whpalmer4
    • 3 years ago
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    Dr. @Hero to the OR, please :-)

  2. whpalmer4
    • 3 years ago
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    We did one yesterday, see here: http://openstudy.com/study#/updates/50f0c97ee4b0abb3d86f6c71

  3. jkristia
    • 3 years ago
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    you can change 5 1/3 to somthing/6 and you can change -3 9/18 to something/6, then you subtract the fractions

  4. Tinascott
    • 3 years ago
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    i do not know

  5. jkristia
    • 3 years ago
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    change 1/3 to ?/6 => (2*1)/(2*3) => 2/6. Now 6/6 is the same as 1, so if you have 5 (ones) you have (5*6)/6 = 30/6, so 5 1/3 = 32/6, now do the same for -3 9/18

  6. Tea-Is-God
    • 3 years ago
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    hmmmmm

  7. Tea-Is-God
    • 3 years ago
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    11/6 or 1 5/6 is the answer

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