PRE-ALGEBRA
Lesson 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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