# Pam walks 7/8 of a mile to school. Paul walks 1/2 of a mile to school. How much farther does Pam walk than Paul?

##### 1 Answer

Jan 6, 2017

Pam walks 3/8 of a mile further than Paul.

#### Explanation:

We can write a formula for this as:

Where:

Substituting the information from the problem gives:

In order to subtract or add fractions they need to be over a common denominator. For this problem the common denominator can be

We can now subtract these fractions: