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    Subtracting 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
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    Re: Subtracting fractions

    never mind i figured it out lol
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    Re: 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
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