How do you simplify #3 5/9 - 2 11/12#?

1 Answer
Jun 13, 2017

Answer:

By some arrangement, it is #23/36#

Explanation:

Your equation is

#(27+5)/9 - (24+11)/12#

#32/9 - 35/12#

Enlarge the first term with 12 and the second term with 9 to get a common number:

#(32times12)/(9times12) - (35times9)/(12times9)#

#=384/108 - 315/108#

#=(384-315)/108#

#=69/108#

You can divide by 3 to get

#=23/36#

Your answer is #23/36#