How do you simplify #5 2/3- 1 4/5#?

1 Answer
Nov 8, 2016

Answer:

#58/15# or #3 13/15#

Explanation:

First convert these to fractions:

#((3*5)/3+ 2/3) - ((5*1)/5 + 4/5) =>#

#(15 + 2)/3 - (5 + 4)/5 =>#

#17/3 - 9/5#

Next get each fraction over a common denominator:

#(5/5)(17/3) - (3/3)(9/5) =>#

#85/15 - 27/15 =>#

#58/15# or #3 13/15#