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

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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.

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...

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.

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

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you simply put the whole number over oneOk, how do you do 15-3 3/4???easy, ya just have to put the whole number over one and turn the mixed number into a fraction, then solve itchange the whole number into a mixed number

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

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.

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

A whole number could be converted to a mixed number, but that might only be useful when subtracting a mixed number from a whole number. To change a whole number to a mixed number, simply take one away from the whole number and then change the 1 to a fraction that is equivalent to 1 (numerator and denominator are the same). For example 5 - 2 1/4. To subtract, you might want to change the 5 to 4 4/4. Then, you can subtract 1/4 from 4/4 to get 3/4 and 2 from 4 to get 2. The answer is 2 3/4.

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.

No. A mixed number is a whole number and a fraction.

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