How do you calculate #6 1/8-(5-1 2/3)#?

1 Answer
Jan 3, 2017

Answer:

#=2 19/24#

Explanation:

#6 1/8 -color(blue)((5-1 2/3))#, we need to calculate the answer for the bracket.

YOu should be able to do this by inspection ...
Subtract 1 from 5, and then subtract #2/3 " from " 4#

#color(blue)(5 - 1 2/3 = 4-2/3 = 3 1/3)#

#6 1/8 -3 1/3" "larr# change to improper fractions

#=49/8 -10/3" "larr# find a common denominator

#=(147-80)/24#

#=67/24#

#=2 19/24#