Posted by **beka** on Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 4:22pm.

How do you solve 41/2-1/4=?

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 4:35pm
First, change 4 1/2 to 4 2/4 so that the two numbers have the same denominator.

4 2/4 - 1/4 = 4 1/4

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**beka**, Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 4:37pm
My answer was 20 and 1/4

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**ana**, Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 4:38pm
you find a common denominator, which is 4 in your case, and because you multiply 2 by 2 you have to multiply 41 by 2 as well, so you get 82/4-1/4, ok or do you need more help?

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 4:45pm
If the original problem is 41/2 not 4 1/2, you're right.

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