posted by dominique

8 1/4 - 4 5/6

1. Ms. Sue

8 1/4 - 4 5/6

First find the common denominator and change the fractions to equivalent fractions.

8 1/4 = 8 3/12
4 5/6 = 4 10/12

8 3/12 + 4 10/12 = 12 13/12 = 13 1/12

2. E.G.

I am probably terribly wrong, and if so, I am sorry, but should the answer not have been 3 7/12

Should 4 10/12 not have been SUBTRACTED from 8 3/12?

3. Ms. Sue

Thank you, EG. I missed the minus sign.

This time I get:

8 3/12 - 4 10/12 = 7 15/12 - 4 10/12 = 3 5/12

4. E.G.

You are very welcome.

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