Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0134467795
ISBN 13: 978-0-13446-779-5

Chapter 3 - Adding and Subtracting Fractions - Mixed Review Exercises - Page 257: 3



Work Step by Step

$\frac{29}{32}-\frac{5}{16}$ now the least common multiple of 32 & 16 are 32. so multiply the nominator and denominator of second fraction with 2. $\frac{29}{32}-\frac{5\times2}{16\times2}$ = $\frac{29}{32}-\frac{10}{32}$ Subtract numerators, as both have same denominator = $\frac{29-10}{32}$ = $\frac{19}{32}$ It's the lowest term.
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