How do you write in simplest form: #3 5/6 - 1 1/6#?

1 Answer
Dec 14, 2016

Answer:

#8/3#

Explanation:

First, we need to convert the mixed fractions to improper fractions. You do this by multiplying each integer by the appropriate form of #1# and then adding the result to the fraction portion of the mixed fraction.

#((6/6*3) + 5/6) - ((6/6*1) + 1/6)#

#(18/6 + 5/6) - (6/6 + 1/6)#

#23/6 - 7/6#

#(23 - 7)/6#

#16/6#

#(2 xx 8)/(2 xx 3)#

#(cancel(2) xx 8)/(cancel(2) xx 3)#

#8/3#