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Q: How do you subtract a smaller fraction by a bigger fraction?

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if you want to subtract a bigger number from a smaller one, first subtract smaller number from bigger one add negative sign in front of answer you got

The bigger the denominator(lowest) the smaller the fraction

Subtract the smaller one from the bigger one, and then put a minus sign before the answer.

You don't

8/20-15/20=7/20

You can compare the denominators.If the numerators are the same, the fraction with the bigger denominator has the smaller value.You can compare the denominators.If the numerators are the same, the fraction with the bigger denominator has the smaller value.You can compare the denominators.If the numerators are the same, the fraction with the bigger denominator has the smaller value.You can compare the denominators.If the numerators are the same, the fraction with the bigger denominator has the smaller value.

You can make a fraction that is bigger, or smaller, than a mixed number.

You can subtract the second from the first and get a positive answer. So the first is bigger.

If you want to subtract a smaller number from a bigger number then just subtract. For example: 14 - 12 = 2 and etc. (more but it is going to be too long) 15 - 13 = 2 16 - 14 = 2

The fraction is known as a mixed fraction.

Bigger - the higher the denominator of a fraction, the smaller the 'piece'

Subtract the smaller number from the bigger number.

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