Posted by **dominique** on Sunday, January 3, 2010 at 5:23pm.

8 1/4 - 4 5/6

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, January 3, 2010 at 5:30pm
8 1/4 - 4 5/6

First find the common denominator and change the fractions to equivalent fractions.

8 1/4 = 8 3/12

4 5/6 = 4 10/12

Then add:

8 3/12 + 4 10/12 = 12 13/12 = 13 1/12

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**E.G.**, Sunday, January 3, 2010 at 5:48pm
I am probably terribly wrong, and if so, I am sorry, but should the answer not have been 3 7/12

Should 4 10/12 not have been SUBTRACTED from 8 3/12?

- 5th grade -- Correction! -
**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, January 3, 2010 at 5:57pm
Thank you, EG. I missed the minus sign.

This time I get:

8 3/12 - 4 10/12 = 7 15/12 - 4 10/12 = 3 5/12

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**E.G.**, Sunday, January 3, 2010 at 9:33pm
You are very welcome.

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