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PRE-ALGEBRALesson 45 of 171

ADDITION AND SUBTRACTION

Subtracting Mixed Numbers

Students learn to subtract mixed numbers by first subtracting the fractions, then subtracting the whole numbers. For example, to subtract 6 1/3 - 4 2/3, first subtract 1/3 - 2/3. However, notice that 1/3 - 2/3 equals a negative fraction. In this situation, the first fraction, 6 1/3, more...

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