# What is the simplified value of #7 8/9 - 5 3/5 #?

##### 2 Answers

#### Explanation:

**Make both mixed fractions improper fractions.**

1.) Multiply the whole number by the denominator

2.) Add that to the numerator

3.) Put the whole thing over the original denominator

**Example:**

#a b/c = ((atimesc)+b)/c#

**So, we end up getting:**

#71/9 - 28/5#

**We don't have common denominators. Multiply the fraction on the left by #5/5# and multiply the fraction on the right by #9/9# to get a common denominator of #45#.**

#(71times5)/(9times5) - (28times9)/(5times9)#

#355/45# -#243/45#

**Now we can subtract.**

#(355-252)/45#

#=color(green)(103/45)#

That is your final solution!

#### Explanation:

Split the values into 2 parts. Whole numbers and fractions

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A fraction is split up into 2 parts.

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