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# How do you subtract a negative fraction from a negative fraction?

Updated: 9/20/2023

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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.

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### When you subtract two fraction the answer is?

It can be a negative or positive fraction, a negative or positive integer, or zero.

### Subtract a fraction from a negative fraction?

(-1/2) - (1/4) = -3/4 Done!

### How do you subtract fractions with negative fractions?

Subtracting a negative fraction is the same as adding its positive equivalent.

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

It will be either a mixed fraction or a proper fraction, positive or negative.

### How do you subtract fractions when the in the second fraction is bigger than the numerator in the first?

You just go ahead. You will end up with a negative answer.

### How to subtract a fraction from a whole number?

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

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### How do you subtract a smaller fraction by a bigger fraction?

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

### What is the answer if you subtract positive twentyseven from negative sixtynine?

If you subtract positive twenty-seven from negative sixty-nine, you would get negative forty-two. You simply subtract the 27 from the 69 but leave the negative sign.

### How do you subtract mixed numbers that do not have the same denominator?

Find a common denominator of the fraction parts (the least common denominator is the popular choice). If the fraction part of the subtrahend is bigger than that of the minuend, you need to subtract 1 from the integer (whole number) part of the minuend and add it (as a fraction) to the fraction part. For example, 5 3/7 becomes 4 10/7. Then you can subtract the fraction parts by subtracting the numerators, and subtract the integer parts, provided the integer part of the minuend is greater than or equal to that in the subtrahend. If not, reverse the roles of the minuend and subtrahend and use the above method to subtract, then make the sign of the difference negative.

### If there is a negative sign beside a fraction is the fraction negative?

yes it is a negative fraction