Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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Chapter 3 - Adding and Subtracting Fractions - 3.3 Adding and Subtracting Unlike Fractions - 3.3 Exercises - Page 220: 35

Answer

$\frac{17}{48} $.

Work Step by Step

$\frac{5}{12} - \frac{1}{16} = \frac{5 \cdot 4}{12 \cdot 4} - \frac{1 \cdot 3}{16 \cdot 3} = \frac{20}{148} - \frac{3}{48} = \frac{17}{48} $.
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