Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

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Chapter 3 - Adding and Subtracting Fractions - Review Exercises - Page 255: 42

Answer

$\displaystyle 2\frac{19}{24}$

Work Step by Step

We subtract by changing the mixed number fractions to improper fractions: $\displaystyle 5\frac{5}{12}-2\frac{5}{8}$ $\displaystyle =\frac{65}{12}-\frac{21}{8}$ $\displaystyle =\frac{130}{24}-\frac{63}{24}$ $\displaystyle =\frac{67}{24}$ $\displaystyle =2\frac{19}{24}$
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