Subtract: 5 – 3 1⁄3 ?

May 28, 2018

$1 \frac{2}{3}$

Explanation:

Break the question up into two parts. Firstly, you are subtracting $3$ from $5$, which has an answer of $2$.

From that, you have the additional $\frac{1}{3}$. Therefore, you subtract $\frac{1}{3}$ from $2$, giving you $1. \overline{6}$ or $1 \frac{2}{3}$.

May 28, 2018

$1 \frac{2}{3}$

Explanation:

$5 - 3 \frac{1}{3}$

change both fractions to improper ones, with denominator as $3$

$= \frac{15}{3} - \frac{10}{3}$

$\frac{15 - 10}{3} = \frac{5}{3}$

change back to a mixed number

$= 1 \frac{2}{3}$

Jul 5, 2018

$\frac{5}{3} = 1 \frac{2}{3}$

Explanation:

By converting mixed numbers to fractions, we know $3 \frac{1}{3}$ is the same as

$\frac{10}{3}$. Our expression now turns into

$5 - \frac{10}{3}$

We can rewrite $5$ as $\frac{15}{3}$ to get a common denominator. We now have

$\frac{15}{3} - \frac{10}{3}$

Since we have the same denominators, we can just subtract the numerators to get

$\frac{5}{3} = 1 \frac{2}{3}$

Hope this helps!