Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321726391
ISBN 13: 978-0-32172-639-1

Chapter R - Section R.2 - Fractions - Exercise Set: 54

Answer

$1 \frac{3}{5}$

Work Step by Step

1. Write mixed numbers as improper fractions: $5 \frac{2}{5} - 3 \frac{4}{5} = \frac{27}{5} - \frac{19}{5}$ 2. Subtract numerators: $\frac{27-19}{5} = \frac{8}{5} = 1 + \frac{3}{5} = 1 \frac{3}{5}$
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