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Q: How to subtract a fraction from a whole number?

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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.

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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.

I think that the easiest way is probably (1) to convert to improper fractions, (2) then get a common denominator, (3) add or subtract, (4) reduce, and finally (5) convert back to a mixed number. That isn't what you are taught in school. In school you would (1) go straight to the common denominator then (2) see if it is possible to subtract, you don't have as many difficulties to consider in addition, then (3) you may have to 'borrow' 1 from a whole number and turn it into a fraction to make the denominator large enough to subtract, (4) subtract the whole numbers and subtract the fractions, (5) reduce the fraction as needed. In addition you just (1) get a common denominator (2) add whole numbers and fractions (3) reduce the fraction and in some problems change it into a proper fraction and increase the whole number.

Any whole number into a fraction is whole number over 1. Whole number = x Fraction = x/1

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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.

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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...

The recommended method in schools is to write the whole number as a rational fraction with denominator 1, and then proceed as you would for subtracting one fraction from another fraction.

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

In order to subtract a fraction from a whole number one should take the bottom number from a fraction, for example if the fraction was 1 10th then the bottom number would be 10. The whole number should be divided by the bottom number, then the top number equivalent removed from the total whole number and this will leave the fraction number once the fraction has been subtracted.

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It means how many times you can subtract the whole number from the fraction before you reach zero. Assuming you've not got a mixed fraction, the whole number will only be able to be subtracted a fractional number of times.

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.

Express the mixed fraction as an improper fraction and then proceed as you would with ordinary fractions. If the answer is an improper fraction, then remember to convert to a mixed fraction.

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