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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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