# How to solve 3 1/2 - 2/3? I get getting 1 1/6 is that right

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#### Explanation:

First, turn

Now put that into the subtraction problem:

These two fractions do not have the same denominator, so they cannot be subtracted. Give them each a denominator of

Remember to multiply the top and bottom **by the same number**, to keep their correct value:

Now put them back into the subtraction problem and subtract the numerators:

I went ahead and turned it back into a mixed number. The most simplified version of this subtraction problem is

No, it is

#### Explanation:

You would change both fractions to have common denominators. You should get

If you take away the 3 and add one whole to the

Hope this helps!

Sadly No. The answer is

#### Explanation:

To take away or add fractions if you are every wondering if you are right you can convert them both to top-heavy fractions.

then you want to find a denominator which factors contain 2 and 3.

and convert the fractions above.

Then you have