Elementary Technical Mathematics

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1285199197
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-919-1

Chapter 1 - Section 1.7 - Addition and Subtraction of Fractions - Exercise: 37

Answer

$4\frac{3}{4}$

Work Step by Step

We combine the fractions by finding the LCD and simplify if necessary: $8\frac{3}{16}=7\frac{19}{16}$ ${3\frac{7}{16}}={3\frac{7}{16}}$ $7\frac{19}{16}-{3\frac{7}{16}}=4\frac{12}{16}=4\frac{3}{4}$
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