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: 21



Work Step by Step

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