# Fractions

• January 12th 2009, 12:32 PM
frankpham12
Fractions
Hey guys i just need to know something really quick whats 6-2/5-8

I got 38/40

• January 12th 2009, 12:36 PM
nzmathman
Is that $\frac{6 - 2}{5 - 8}$ ?

If so, just do the subtractions and take the minus sign to the top to get $-\frac{4}{3}$

Or $6 - \frac{2}{5} - 8$?

Put it all over a common denominator:

$6 - \frac{2}{5} - 8 = \frac{30 - 2 - 40}{5} = -\frac{12}{5}$
• January 12th 2009, 12:37 PM
mr fantastic
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Originally Posted by frankpham12
Hey guys i just need to know something really quick whats 6-2/5-8

I got 38/40