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5 6/9 - 2 2/5=

I need to show work I really have a hard time with these ones not sure what to do

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1. -- let's simplify the first fraction.

5 6/9 = 5 2/3

2. change to equivalent fractions with a common denominator.

5 2/3 = 5 10/15
2 2/5 = 2 6/15

3. Add the whole numbers and add the numerators.

5 10/15 + 2 6/15 = 7 16/15

4. Simplify the answer.

7 16/15 = 8 1/15

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