Prealgebra (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321955048
ISBN 13: 978-0-32195-504-3

Chapter 6 - Cumulative Review: 22

Answer

$7\frac{47}{72}$

Work Step by Step

Convert to fractions with the least common denominator and subtract. $17\frac{5}{24}-9\frac{5}{9}=17\frac{5\times3}{24\times3}-9\frac{5\times8}{9\times8}=17\frac{15}{72}-9\frac{40}{72}=16\frac{87}{72}-9\frac{40}{72}=7\frac{47}{72}$
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