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# What is a subtracting mixed number?

Updated: 12/20/2022

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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.

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### What does subtracting mixed numbers mean?

In means calculating the difference between one mixed number and another 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.

### When is it necessaryto rename a mixed number when subtracting?

When doing sums with mixed numbers, it is often easier to convert the mixed numbers to improper fractions, do the sum and convert any resulting improper fraction back to a mixed number. This is especially true of division, but with subtraction, if the fraction part of the second mixed number is larger than the fraction part of the first mixed number (subtracting the second from the first), this will result in requiring borrowing from the whole number of the first mixed number. Using improper fractions avoids this complication and makes all sums easier.

### How do you add two negative mixed numbers and one positive mixed number?

Convert them to improper fractions with common denominators and proceed with the adding and subtracting.

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### What do you have to do first before adding and subtracting mixed numbers?

look at the denominator see if it is the same as the other denominator or see if it is the same number at the bottom of each number.

### How do you subtract mixed numbers and borrow from the whole number?

you subtract mixed numbers by changing them to improper fractions. to borrow from a whole number you take away one like 5 changes to 4 and then you change look to the other mixed number your subtracting by and write its denominator as 4s denominator.

### Do you change a mixed number into an improper number while adding and subtracting?

you do what makes sense given the numbers, if the fractions work out beautifully, you can just leave them as mixed numbers, otherwise it's best to keep them as improper fractions

### Why is it sometimes necessary to regroup mixed numbers while subtracting?

because you might get mixed up

### Why subtracting a negative number is equivalent to adding a positive number?

equivalent to subtracting a negative