How do you simplify #11/9-5/9#?

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Jan 12, 2017

Answer:

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Explanation:

To add fractions both fractions must have the same denominator. In this problem both fractions do have the same denominator so we can simplify as follows:

#11/9 - 5/9 -> (11 - 5)/9 -> 6/9 -> (3 xx 2)/(3 xx 3) ->#

#(color(red)(cancel(color(black)(3))) xx 2)/(color(red)(cancel(color(black)(3))) xx 3) -> 2/3#