Posted by **Erin** on Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 7:03pm.

how do you do these problems??

5-26

2-2/9

8-2/3

4/3+6

But I can do these types pf problems ( don't need help with problems below)

3/4 + 1/10

and 5/6 - 1/4

Please Help!!

Thanks!!!

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**Caitlyn**, Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 7:20pm
5-26= -21

Negative fractions and whole numbers.

If the second number is greater than the first, subtract the first from the second and add a negative sign.

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**Erin**, Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 7:22pm
ooppps i said it wrong!!!it's 5 - 2/6 sorry

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**Caitlyn**, Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 7:31pm
Well then . . . You are subtracting fractions from whole numbers. You take your whole number and put it over 1. Then Find a commom denomenator between the two bottom numbers. For example, 5-2/6. 5/1-2/6. The common denomenator is 6. So inorder to get from 1 to 6, you have to multiply by 6. You do that to the top and bottom numbers. 5/1*6 is 30/6. Now you just subtract the two. 30/6-2/6= 28/6. Simplifyed is 4 and 2/3

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