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    Subtraction of Fractions

    here is the problem

    98- 16 2/3=

    this is what I have come up with:

    98
    - 16 2/3
    = 97 2/3 - 16 2/3 = 81 2/3 this is the answer that I have come up with.

    if not please let me know what i did wrong.
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    98 - 16 2/3 is the same as writing 98 - 16 - (2/3)

    we can subtract the integers first:

    98 - 16 = 82

    now subtract the fraction

    82 - 2/3 = 81 1/3

    or 81.333...

    make sense?
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