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

How to subtract 2 from two eighths

First, turn the fraction into a improper fraction. Then find a common denominator between the two numbers. After this, subtract strait across, but leave the denominator the same.

You can subtract the bigger fraction by the smaller fraction and then put a minus sign in front of the answer.

Subtract the smaller fraction from the larger one.

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.

By changing the mixed number into an improper fraction and ensuring that they both have the same denominators simply then subtract one improper fraction from the other improper fraction.

The difference.

You can either convert the decimal to a fraction and then subtract (3/4 - 0.5 = 3/4 - 2/4 = 1/4), OR you can convert the fraction to a decimal and then subtract (3/4 - 0.5 = 0.75 - 0.5 = 0.25).

Turn the proper fraction into an improper fraction.

Pie charts make nice fraction diagrams. Each fraction that you subtract is equivalent to taking out a slice of pie.

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