## Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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# Chapter 3 - Adding and Subtracting Fractions - 3.4 Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers - 3.4 Exercises: 30

#### Answer

Estimate: 17 Exact: $17\frac{1}{6}$

#### Work Step by Step

To estimate, we round the fractions to the nearest whole number: Estimate=$22-5=17$ Next, we find the exact answer: Exact=$21\frac{6}{6}-4\frac{5}{6}=(21-4)+(\frac{6}{6}-\frac{5}{6})=(17)+(\frac{1}{6})=17\frac{1}{6}$ Which is close to the estimate.

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