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# How do you subtract 5 and 6 sevenths and 1 one and a half as a mixed number?

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First you convert to a common denominator:

5 6/7 + 1 1/2
= 5 12/14 + 1 7/14

Now you can subtract the integer part and the fractional part separately. 5 - 4 = 1, and 12 - 7 = 5, so the result is:

4 5/14

If the fractional part of the first number is less than the fractional part of the second number, you must take one away from the integer part, and add (in this case) 14/14 to the fractional part, so that you can do the subtraction. This is similar to the concept of "borrowing" when you subtract integers.

First you convert to a common denominator:

5 6/7 + 1 1/2
= 5 12/14 + 1 7/14

Now you can subtract the integer part and the fractional part separately. 5 - 4 = 1, and 12 - 7 = 5, so the result is:

4 5/14

If the fractional part of the first number is less than the fractional part of the second number, you must take one away from the integer part, and add (in this case) 14/14 to the fractional part, so that you can do the subtraction. This is similar to the concept of "borrowing" when you subtract integers.

First you convert to a common denominator:

5 6/7 + 1 1/2
= 5 12/14 + 1 7/14

Now you can subtract the integer part and the fractional part separately. 5 - 4 = 1, and 12 - 7 = 5, so the result is:

4 5/14

If the fractional part of the first number is less than the fractional part of the second number, you must take one away from the integer part, and add (in this case) 14/14 to the fractional part, so that you can do the subtraction. This is similar to the concept of "borrowing" when you subtract integers.

First you convert to a common denominator:

5 6/7 + 1 1/2
= 5 12/14 + 1 7/14

Now you can subtract the integer part and the fractional part separately. 5 - 4 = 1, and 12 - 7 = 5, so the result is:

4 5/14

If the fractional part of the first number is less than the fractional part of the second number, you must take one away from the integer part, and add (in this case) 14/14 to the fractional part, so that you can do the subtraction. This is similar to the concept of "borrowing" when you subtract integers.

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First you convert to a common denominator:

5 6/7 + 1 1/2
= 5 12/14 + 1 7/14

Now you can subtract the integer part and the fractional part separately. 5 - 4 = 1, and 12 - 7 = 5, so the result is:

4 5/14

If the fractional part of the first number is less than the fractional part of the second number, you must take one away from the integer part, and add (in this case) 14/14 to the fractional part, so that you can do the subtraction. This is similar to the concept of "borrowing" when you subtract integers.