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# How do you subtract a mixed number by a mixed number?

Updated: 10/24/2022

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To subtract a mixed number by a mixed number you first need to turn the fractions into improper fractions then you just subtract them as you would with the normal fractions

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### What is a subtracting mixed number?

Subtracting a mixed number is just subtracting fractions but with a whole number by a fraction. To subtract tun the mixed numbers into improper fractions and find the common denominator. Then you subtract the numerators.

### How to subtract a mixed number from a whole number?

You convert the mixed numeral into an improper fraction. Now subtract the improper fraction from the whole number by putting the whole number over 1.

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### When you subtract a mixed number from a whole number what will the answer be?

It will be either a mixed fraction or a proper fraction, positive or negative.

### How do you subtract mixed number to mixed number?

Convert them to improper fractions with common denominators and proceed normally.

### How do your borrow from a whole number when subtracting fractions?

A mixed number has a whole number and a fraction. A fraction is a number that is less than whole and that has a denominator underneath a numerator. To add or subtract mixed numbers, add or subtract the fractions, then add or subtract the whole numbers. If the fraction portion of a mixed number, such as 2 5/6, is more than the fraction portion of the mixed number you're trying to subtract from, such as 3 1/6, you must borrow from the whole number of the mixed number you're trying to subtract from to make its fraction bigger... Please comment on my answers I do not have a Facebook account...

### How do you subtract mixed numbers and improper fraction?

First you would want to change the mixed number to an improper fraction. Then you can subtract

### Subtract 16 2 3-7 7 8 Write as a mixed number?

When you subtract 16 2/3 from 7 7/8 you will get 211/24 as a mixed number.

### What is the difiinition of subtracting fraction and mixed numbers?

when people subtract and when there done turn it in to a mixed number.

### How do you subtract mixed numbers with regrouping?

you take away one of the whole number=then you add or subtract your fractions=

### How do you subtract mixed number from mixed numbers with dissimilar fraction?

Make them into improper fractions, find the least common denominator, convert them, subtract, reduce if possible.

### How can you subtract mixed numbers when the fraction in the first mix number is less than the fraction in the second mixed number?

Yes, you can but you need to "rename" the whole part of the first mixed number.