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: 20



Work Step by Step

We start by subtracting the whole numbers: $3-1=2$. In order to add or subtract fractions, we start by making a common denominator (bottom of the fraction). Thus, we multiply 2/3 by 3/3 to obtain: $\frac{6}{9}-$($\frac{8}{9}$)=-$\frac{2}{9}$. We add the 2 to get an answer of 1$\frac{7}{9}$
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