Posted by **Sophie** on Friday, October 29, 2010 at 9:33pm.

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**, Friday, October 29, 2010 at 9:36pm
You need to change 16 to 15 7/7.

15 7/7 - 10 2/7 = ?

- 6th grade -
**Sophie**, Friday, October 29, 2010 at 9:46pm
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**, Friday, October 29, 2010 at 9:48pm
No.

15 7/7 - 10 2/7 = 5 5/7

- 6th grade -
**Sophie**, Friday, October 29, 2010 at 9:54pm
but what if the problem is 16 2/7 - 10

- 6th grade -
**Ms. Sue**, Friday, October 29, 2010 at 9:59pm
If that's the problem, then the answer is 6 2/7

10 + 6 2/7 = 16 2/7

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**Sophie**, Friday, October 29, 2010 at 10:02pm
ok thank you so much! :)

- 6th grade -
**Ms. Sue**, Friday, October 29, 2010 at 10:08pm
You're very welcome.

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