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How do you evaluate #12 \frac { 1} { 3} - 5\frac { 5} { 6}#?

2 Answers

Answer:

The answer is #13/2#

or #6 1/2#

Explanation:

First lets convert the mixed fractions into improper fractions (or whatever you want to call them) getting

#37/3# - #-35/6#.

To get them both to have the same denominator we can multiply the first fraction by #2/2# to get:

#74/6# -#35/6#, giving us

#39/6#, or #13/2#

Mar 25, 2018

Answer:

#6 1/2#

Explanation:

#12 1/3 - 5 5/6#

#= 7 " "+1/3-5/6" "larr#subtract the whole numbers

#=7 (2-5)/6" "larr# find a common denominator

#= 6 (6+2-5)/6" "larr# convert a whole number: #1 = 6/6#

#=6 1/2" "larr# simplify the numerator