Im stuck on this sample problem its been too long..

3 1/3 - 2 2/5

can you show me how to solve it with steps

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- Nov 16th 2012, 11:18 AMsomeguy123Subtracting fractions
Im stuck on this sample problem its been too long..

3 1/3 - 2 2/5

can you show me how to solve it with steps - Nov 16th 2012, 11:38 AMsomeguy123Re: Subtracting fractions
never mind i figured it out lol

- Dec 20th 2012, 01:09 AMibduttRe: Subtracting fractions
31/3-2 2/5

= 10/3- 12/5 [ Changing mixed fraction to improper fraction ]

= (10 x 5)/(3 x 5)- (12 x 3)/(5 x 3) [ Making the denominator equal by multiplying the numerator and the denominator by a suitable number ]

= (50-36)/15= 14/15