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Q: How to subtract a fraction from a whole number?

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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.

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...

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.

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.

You need a common denominator; change the whole number into fraction form. If its a 1, and the fraction is 3/7 then you'd have to change the 1 to a 7/7 and then subtract that way. Although, you are likely to get a negative number.

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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.

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.

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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.

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

I think that the easiest way is probably (1) to convert to improper fractions, (2) then get a common denominator, (3) add or subtract, (4) reduce, and finally (5) convert back to a mixed number. That isn't what you are taught in school. In school you would (1) go straight to the common denominator then (2) see if it is possible to subtract, you don't have as many difficulties to consider in addition, then (3) you may have to 'borrow' 1 from a whole number and turn it into a fraction to make the denominator large enough to subtract, (4) subtract the whole numbers and subtract the fractions, (5) reduce the fraction as needed. In addition you just (1) get a common denominator (2) add whole numbers and fractions (3) reduce the fraction and in some problems change it into a proper fraction and increase the whole number.

We all know that 1 is whole number, so when you subtract 1 from 1 the result is 0. Subtraction of 2 whole numbers results also in whole number which in our case is 0. (example: 12-2=10). any number that is a decimal or a fraction is NOT a whole number, so because 0 isn't a fraction or have a decimal point with a number after it, it is therefore a whole number

either convert the fraction into a decimal or the integer into a fraction. For example if you were attempting to subtract 1/3 from 2, you could either turn 1/3 into 0.3 repeating (by dividing 1 into three) or by turning 2 into 6/3, by placing the denominator from the fraction below the whole number, than multiplying the whole number by its new denominator, thus effectively converting it into a fraction. To subtract 1/3 from 6/3, simply subtract 1 from 6, and keep the denominator (5/3). If you opted to convert the fraction into a decimal earlier, simply subtract the 0.3 repeating from the 2, thinking of the 2 as its other representative, 2.0 repeating, solving to 1.6 repeating (ending eventually in an imaginary 7)

Turn the proper fraction into an improper fraction.

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

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.

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 fraction cannot be a whole number

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

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

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