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 - Review Exercises - Page 255: 41


$\displaystyle 5\frac{1}{2}$

Work Step by Step

We subtract by changing the mixed number fractions to improper fractions: $8\frac{1}{3}-2\frac{5}{6}$ $=\displaystyle \frac{25}{3}-\frac{17}{6}$ $\displaystyle =\frac{50}{6}-\frac{17}{6}$ $\displaystyle =\frac{33}{6}$ $\displaystyle =5\frac{3}{6}$ $\displaystyle =5\frac{1}{2}$
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