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: 19



Work Step by Step

We start by subtracting the whole numbers: $8-6=2$. In order to add or subtract fractions, we start by making a common denominator (bottom of the fraction). Thus, we multiply 1/4 by 2/2 to obtain: $\frac{5}{8}-$($\frac{2}{8}$)=$\frac{3}{8}$. We add the 2 to get an answer of 2$\frac{3}{8}$
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