# Subtraction of Rational Numbers

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Subtraction of Rational Numbers### Questions

- How do you subtract rational numbers?
- How do you subtract two rational numbers with different denominators?
- How do you add and subtract rational numbers in decimal form?
- How do you subtract #9-12#?
- How do you find the difference for #-6-(-13)#?
- How do you simplify #5/6 - (-1/3)#?
- How do you subtract #-11-(-50)#?
- How do you subtract #2/13 - 1/11#?
- How do you subtract #-3.1 - 21.9#?
- How do you evaluate the expression #|b+c|- a# given that #a=-1#, #b=2#, and #c=4#?
- How do you evaluate the expression #|b|+ |c|+ a# given that #a=-1#, #b=-5#, and #c=-10#?
- How do you evaluate the expression #(c-a)- b# given that #a=-10#, #b=4#, and #c=1#?
- How do you simplify #4/(x+3) –6/(x-3)#?
- How do you combine #9/13 - 3/13#?
- How do you combine #3/8 - 5/8#?
- How do you combine #a/6 + (3a)/6#?
- How do you simplify 27.77 - 18.09 ?
- What is #5 1/4# minus #2 3/8#?
- What is 1 1/15 + 3 3/10 - 2 4/5?
- What is 1/4 -1/8?
- What is 5 5/8-4 1/4?
- How do you simplify #2 1/5 - 3 1/3#?
- How do you simplify #3 7/8 - 1 1/5#?
- What is the difference of 12.98 - 6.098?
- How do you simplify #4/5-4/7#?
- How do you simplify #9/10 - 1/5#?
- How do you simplify #5/9 - 2/5#?
- How do you simplify #6/15 - 1/10#?
- How do you simplify #40 - 4/5#?
- How do you simplify #48 - 2/3 #?
- How do you simplify #98 - 3/7 #?
- How do you simplify #1 1/2 - 2 4/5#?
- How do you simplify #2 5/6 -2 5/22#?
- How do you simplify #3 5/9 - 2 11/12#?
- How do you simplify #3/4 - 2/3 #?
- How do you simplify #4/5 - 1/2 #?
- How do you simplify #5/7 - 2/3#?
- How do you simplify # 3/5 - 5/10#?
- How do you simplify #7 5/9- 3 7/9#?
- How do you simplify #8 1/2+ 12 3/4#?
- How do you solve #7,493.4-45.29#?
- How do you simplify #8 1/5 - 3 4/5#?
- A Big Burger has 1/4 pound of meat and a superburger has 1/3 pound of meat. How much more meat is used for the superburger?
- Leona spent $22.95 at the mall. She bought a T-shirt and a book. The book cost $12.25. How much did the T-shirt cost?
- How do you simplify #12.2+(-8.45)#?
- How do you simplify #-3.01-14.5#?
- How do you simplify #1/4-2/3#?
- How do you simplify #3/5+(-6)#?
- Before a race, you start #4 5/8# feet behind your friend. At the halfway point you are #3 2/3# feet ahead of your friend. What is the change in distance between you and your friend from the beginning of the race?
- Shannon walked 4 7/8 miles and ran 3 1/2 miles during the week how much further did she walk than run?
- What is 4- 3/4?
- Mario bought a 1-gal can of paint to paint his room. He used 0.5 gal for the first coat and 0.4 gal for the second coat. How much paint did he have left?
- Rick has 1/2 of a footlong sub left from yesterday. He ate 1/3 of the leftover sandwich as a snack. What fraction of the entire sandwich did he eat as a snack?
- Steve and his daughter went on a 30-mi backpacking trek in Yosemite National Park. They hiked 7.7 mi the first day, 6.4 mi the second day, and 8.0 mi the third day. How much farther did they have to go?
- Thomas spent $1600 of his savings on a TV and 2/5 of the remainder on a refrigerator. He had 1/3 of his original amount of savings left. What was the original savings amount?
- Zack bought a coat for 69.78. He paid with a a $100 bill and received $26.73 in change. How much was the sales tax?
- How do you simplify #5 2/3- 1 4/5#?
- What do you add to 5 3/8 to make 9?
- What do you add to 5 4/7 to make 7?
- How do you subtract 8.76-5.3?
- How do you simplify #45-13 4/11#?
- How do you simplify #47-14 3/7-11 2/21#?
- Some friends are sharing some pizzas. They buy 3 pizzas altogether. John eats 1 1/2 pizza, Peter eats 2/3 of the pizza and Kellie eats 4/5 of a pizza. How much pizza is not eaten?
- The current balance of Tami's checking account is $237.80. How do you find the new balance after Tami writes a check for $29.95?
- Jolene lost her wallet at the mall. It had $10 in it. When she got home her brother felt sorry for her and gave her $5.75. What is the overall change in the amount of money Jolene has?
- Kira gives a cashier a $50 bill. She is buying an item for $8.84. How much money should Kira get back?
- Foster is centering a photo that is 3 1/2 inches wide on a scrapbook that is 12 inches wide How far from each side of the page he put the picture?
- How do you subtract #-1/10-2/5#?
- Liana would like to earn $500 each month at her part-time job. So far this month she has earned $342.46 How much more must she earn to reach her goal?
- A box of has 3/8 cup remaining. Another box has 1/3 cup left. How many cups of granola are there overall?
- The stock market lost an average of 12.6 points per month for 3.5 consecutive months before it started to recover. What was the total change in points over this time period?
- Joe has eaten 2/5 of a pizza. Jane has eaten 1/7 of a pizza. How many times more pizza has Joe eaten than Jane?
- How do you evaluate 1.9-0.8 expressing your answer as a fraction?
- To get to your school 2/5 of the students walk, 1/3 of the students ride the bus, and the rest come in cars. How many students come to school in cars?
- What is the value of #(-1/4-1/2)div(-4/7)#?
- In a town zoo, 3/28 of the animals are birds. Of the birds, 4/15 are birds of prey. What fraction of the animals at the zoo are birds of prey?
- Sharon had 1 3/5 gallons of paint and used only 6/8 of that for a project. How many gallons of paint did she use?
- Sammy is 60 3/8 inches tall. His younger sister Sophie is 6 1/4 inches shorter. How tall is Sophie?
- John lives 9/10 of a mile from school and Tom lives 4/5 of a mile from school Who lives closer and by how much?
- What is #3 1/6- 3 1/9#?
- What is #8 1/4 - 3 2/3#?
- How do you simplify #5.2-2.09#?
- How do you simplify #25 1/3-17 5/6#?
- How do you simplify #3 3/4+2 5/7#?
- How do you write in simplest form: #3 5/6 - 1 1/6#?
- Belina bought 4 1/2 yards of red fabric. She also bought 6 yards of white fabric. How many more inches of white fabric than red fabric did Belina buy?
- How do you simplify #347.14-58.71#?
- What is the value of the expression (2/3 - 5/6) divided by 3/4?
- What is the value of #((2/3-5/6)/(3/4))#?
- Fatima wants to purchase a scarf for #$45.00# and a sweater for #$77.50#. If she currently has #$100#, how much more money does she need to purchase the two items?
- How do you calculate #6 1/8-(5-1 2/3)#?
- How do you simplify #8 3/8-2 1/5#?
- Rachel bought a lip-gloss that cost #$6.75# and some eye shadow. The total cost was #$15.80#. How much did Rachel's eye shadow cost?
- How do you simplify #1,204-873#?
- How do you simplify #34.1-7.08#?
- How do you simplify #2 5/8s - 1 3/8s#?
- Chef had to fill up 2 1/4 containers with mashed potatoes. He ended up using 3 1/2 pounds of mashed potatoes. How many pounds would he use id he had to fill up 3 containers?
- 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?
- How do you subtract #10-6 3/8#?
- Beven has a collection of 72 music CDs. One-sixth of the CDs are dance music 1/4 are hip hop, and 3/8 are reggae. The rest of the CDs are rock music. What fraction of her CDs are rock music?
- The height of a room is 8 feet and 2 inches. If Maria is 64 inches tall, what is the distance from the top of her head to the ceiling?
- How do you simplify 856.4 - 682.7?
- How do you simplify #11/9-5/9#?
- How do you simplify #13/12+4/12#?
- Tara used 3/4 cups of rice crackers and 2/3 cups of pretzels to make snack mix. She ate 5/8 cups of the snack mix for lunch. How much of the snack mix is left?
- It took Sandy two hours to jog 13 miles. She ran 7 1/2 miles in the first hour. How far did she run during two hours the second hour?
- How do you estimate #5 1/3-3 5/6#?
- George weeded 2/5 of the garden and Tiffany weeded some, too when they were finished, 4/15 of the garden still needed to be weeded. What fraction of the garden did Tiffany weed?
- What is #10 2/3- 5 9/10#?
- How do you simplify #3/6-2/3#?
- Question #b22c8
- How do you evaluate: One minus a negative one-third?
- Question #89565
- How do you subtract #12\frac { 6} { 7} - 8\frac { 3} { 7}#?
- How do you subtract #-1\frac { 9} { 10} - 4\frac { 2} { 5}#?
- How do you subtract #\frac { 13} { 14s } - \frac { 11} { 49s }#?
- Question #804b8