How do you simplify #8 1/5 - 3 4/5#?

1 Answer
Aug 15, 2016

Answer:

#4 2/5#

Explanation:

There are 2 methods - using mixed numbers or using improper fractions, which is probably easier in this case.

# 8 1/5 - 3 4/5#

= #41/5 - 19/5 = (41-19)/5#

=#22/5#

= #4 2/5#

OR

#8 1/5 - 3 4/5" subtract the whole numbers"#

=#5 (1-4)/5" convert " 1 to 5/5 #

=#4 (5+1-4)/5#

=#4 2/5#