Algebra 1

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133500403
ISBN 13: 978-0-13350-040-0

Skills Handbook - Adding and Subtracting Fractions - Exercises - Page 791: 16



Work Step by Step

To add or subtract fractions, we must have a common denominator. 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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