Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281140
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-114-9

Skills Handbook - Adding and Subtracting Fractions - Exercises - Page 803: 16



Work Step by Step

In order to add or subtract fractions, we need common denominators. Because 17/5 and 2/5 already have the same denominator, 5, we can subtract the numerators: $ \frac{17}{5} - \frac{2}{5} = \frac{15}{5}=3$
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