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Convert them to improper fractions and proceed.

Q: How do you subtract fractions with mixed numbers and like denominators?

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subtract a mixed fractor for a fifth grader

To combine the fractions or subtract the fractions. Same method with mixed numbers.

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you take away one of the whole number=then you add or subtract your fractions=

You can either subtract the whole number portions, then subtract the numerators, or you can convert the mixed numbers to improper fractions, subtract the numerators, and simplify. For example, 3 5/7 - 2 1/7 can be handled as 3 - 2 and 5/7 - 1/7, or as 26/7 - 15/7; either way, it's 1 4/7.

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Convert them to improper fractions with common denominators and proceed.

SUBTRACTION: You first turn both mixed numbers into improper fractions. If needed, change the denominators into like denominators. Next, subtract the two improper fractions and reduce if necessary. ADDITION: If needed, turn denominators so they are the same number. Next, add and reduce if necessary.

the fractions have different denominators

subtract a mixed fractor for a fifth grader

Convert them to improper fractions with common denominators and proceed normally.

change the mixed # into a fraction

To combine the fractions or subtract the fractions. Same method with mixed numbers.

You need common denominators. Then add or subtract the numerators. If the answer is an improper fraction it is common practice to reduce it to a mixed number.

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First convert the mixed numbers into "top heavy (or "improper) fractions". Now multiply each of the improper fractions by each other - this makes the denominators the same. Now you can add both the fractions together (and cancel down if necessary).

Make the denominators the same using equivalent fractionsAdd or subtract the numerators.Change the result to a mixed fraction if the numerator is larger thanthe denominator.Simplify the final result if possible.

common denominators.