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: 24



Work Step by Step

We start by subtracting the whole numbers: $7-3=4$. In order to add or subtract fractions, we start by making a common denominator (bottom of the fraction). Thus, we multiply 3/4 by 2/2 to obtain: $\frac{6}{8}-$($\frac{3}{8}$)=$\frac{3}{8}$. We add the 4 to get an answer of 4$\frac{3}{8}$.
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