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Q: How do you subtract a whole number from a fraction?

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Change the whole number into an improper fraction with the same denominator as the fraction and then subtract accordingly

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.

In order to subtract a fraction from a whole number one should take the bottom number from a fraction, for example if the fraction was 1 10th then the bottom number would be 10. The whole number should be divided by the bottom number, then the top number equivalent removed from the total whole number and this will leave the fraction number once the fraction has been subtracted.

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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...

The recommended method in schools is to write the whole number as a rational fraction with denominator 1, and then proceed as you would for subtracting one fraction from another fraction.

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

turn the whole number into an inproper fraction by doing this: multiply it by the denominator of the fraction.that answer is your numerator make the fractions denominator the whole number's denominator.then subtract just the numerators.you should have an improper fraction as your final answer, so turn that into a mixed number.

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It means how many times you can subtract the whole number from the fraction before you reach zero. Assuming you've not got a mixed fraction, the whole number will only be able to be subtracted a fractional number of times.

turn the whole number into an inproper fraction by doing this: multiply it by the denominator of the fraction.that answer is your numerator make the fractions denominator the whole number's denominator.then subtract just the numerators.you should have an improper fraction as your final answer, so turn that into a mixed number.

Turn the proper fraction into an improper fraction.

Express the mixed fraction as an improper fraction and then proceed as you would with ordinary fractions. If the answer is an improper fraction, then remember to convert to a mixed fraction.

The answer can be another fraction and a whole number or it can be a whole number.

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

a fraction cannot be a whole number

You can make any whole number into a fraction by putting it over 1.

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.

Convert the whole number to a fraction with the same numerator and subtract: 3-4/5 3=15/5 15/5-4/5=11/5

The numerator of the fraction is multiplied by the whole number.

When multiplying a fraction by a whole number, you should rewrite the whole number as a fraction. Do this by placing the number over a denominator of one.

A number can be called either a mixed number or a mixed fraction when it is a whole number with a fraction.

In the same way that you would answer a fraction subtract another fraction. The result could be either positive or negative, just as is the case with negative whole numbers.

It is the first whole number divided by the denominator of the unit fraction. This could be a whole number or a fraction.

Any whole number into a fraction is whole number over 1. Whole number = x Fraction = x/1