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# How do you subtract a decimal from a fraction?

Updated: 4/28/2022

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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).

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