Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0134467795
ISBN 13: 978-0-13446-779-5

Chapter 3 - Adding and Subtracting Fractions - Review Exercises - Page 253: 4



Work Step by Step

$\frac{5}{16}$ - $\frac{3}{16}$ They are like fractions Step 1 Subtract the numerators to find the numerator of the difference Step 2 Write the denominator of the like fractions as the denominator of the sum $\frac{5 - 3}{16}$ = $\frac{2}{16}$ $\frac{2}{16}$ is not in lowest term to divide the numerator and denominator by common factor 2 $\frac{2}{16}$ = $\frac{1}{8}$
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