Posted by Sophie on .
how do you solve a problem when you have one whole # with a whole # and fraction.
this is subtracting
ex: 16
10 2/7
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6th grade 
Ms. Sue,
You need to change 16 to 15 7/7.
15 7/7  10 2/7 = ? 
6th grade 
Sophie,
sooo will it be the same if you had
16 2/7
10
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you would have to change 10 into 9 and and put 7/7
so it would be like this
16 2/7
10 7/7 but you would have take something to make it a problem 
6th grade 
Ms. Sue,
No.
15 7/7  10 2/7 = 5 5/7 
6th grade 
Sophie,
but what if the problem is 16 2/7  10

6th grade 
Ms. Sue,
If that's the problem, then the answer is 6 2/7
10 + 6 2/7 = 16 2/7 
6th grade 
Sophie,
ok thank you so much! :)

6th grade 
Ms. Sue,
You're very welcome.