# Thread: mixed number exponents

1. ## mixed number exponents

8 -1 1/3

what is a value?

2. Originally Posted by shawn9356
8 -1 1/3

what is a value?

First change the mixed number $1\frac{1}{3}$ to an improper fraction, $1\frac{1}{3}=\frac{4}{3}$ by multiplying the whole number 1 to the denominator and adding it to the numerator.

Now we have $8-\frac{4}{3}$ In order to get a common denominator on the eight we have to multiply the top and the bottom by 3, giving us,

$\frac{24}{3}-\frac{4}{3}=\frac{20}{3}=6\frac{2}{3}$