# Math Help - Fractions

1. ## Fractions

Hey guys i just need to know something really quick whats 6-2/5-8

I got 38/40

But my answer sheet shows something else please explain.

2. 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:

$6 - \frac{2}{5} - 8 = \frac{30 - 2 - 40}{5} = -\frac{12}{5}$

3. Originally Posted by frankpham12
Hey guys i just need to know something really quick whats 6-2/5-8

I got 38/40

But my answer sheet shows something else please explain.
What you have posted is ambiguous. Is it:

(6-2)/(5-8)

6-(2/5)-8

6-[2/(5-8)]

etc.