Posted by **M.P.L** on Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 9:59am.

5yd 1ft 4in - 2yd 2ft 8in

- math -
**MathMate**, Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 11:35am
Do the subtraction like a normal (numerical subtraction) with borrowing. The only difference is when you borrow, you don't always get 10 from the next digit, but the appropriate number from the next *unit*.

For example,

4yd 2ft 4in - 3yd 1ft 9in

Put them one on top of the other if you wish:

4yd 2ft 4in

3yd 1ft 9in

4in - 9in , we need to borrow to get 1ft+4in=16in

so 16in - 9in = 7in.

4yd 2ft 4in

3yd 1ft 9in

------------

?yd ?ft 7in

Now 2ft on top becomes 1ft (after borrow), so 1ft-1ft =0ft

4yd 2ft 4in

3yd 1ft 9in

------------

?yd 0ft 7in

Finally, 4yd - 3yd = 1 yd

4yd 2ft 4in

3yd 1ft 9in

------------

1yd 0ft 7in

Proceed this way for your problem, and post for answer check if you wish.

## Answer this Question

## Related Questions

- Math - 1. (5yd 2ft) + (7yd 1ft) = ? 2. (6mi 10ft 4in) - (4mi 8ft 8in) = ? 3. 5(...
- Math - 1. 5yd=15ft 2.3yd=108in 3.6mi=10560yd 4.4mi=21120ft 5.72in=6ft 6.8ft=2yd ...
- Math - I need serious help. Tried to work it out but I just couldn't get the ...
- Math - Convert 2yd, 2ft, 5in. to centimeters. Convert 10yd,1ft, 7in. to meters. ...
- Math - 7yd 2ft 3in - 2yd 2ft 9 in
- math - I have 20 pieces of sod that are 1ft X 2ft and 20 pieces of sod that are ...
- MATH - why would you use the measurement 3yd 2ft instead of 2yd 5ft?
- measurement - how many inches are there in 2yd 2ft 5 in? i got 65 in is that ok
- math - Can you work this problem 6yd 2ft +7yd 1ft
- math - convert units in the customery units of measure 5yd 2ft = ? yd i got 5....