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Need homework help please??

Trying to help my daughter with homework. How do you add / subtract a fraction if one of the fractions is a whole number? For example

7
- 4 3/4
------------- Thank you ladies!!!

 
WifeyandMom71

Asked by WifeyandMom71 at 6:19 PM on Mar. 16, 2011 in Just for Fun

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  • Okay, your 7 becomes a 6 and 4/4 (which is the same as 7). Then you subtract the fractions top numbers only (numerators) and leave the bottom number (denominator) the same. Then you subtract your whole numbers.
    scout_mom

    Answer by scout_mom at 6:20 PM on Mar. 16, 2011

  • I think you just subtract the whole numbers and still end up with the 3/4 left over. My guess is the answer would be 3 & 3/4 but I'm not 100% sure.
    proudmom2510

    Answer by proudmom2510 at 6:37 PM on Mar. 16, 2011

  • 2 1/4
    luvmebrats9

    Answer by luvmebrats9 at 6:43 PM on Mar. 16, 2011

  • Make sure both have the same bottom number.
    txdaniella

    Answer by txdaniella at 10:56 PM on Mar. 16, 2011

  • Math.com   CLICK this link woman!!   http://www.math.com/school/subject1/lessons/S1U4L6DP.html


    or....  type  www.math.com in a web browser.  It will give your child STEP BY STEP instructions on how to do her math, NOT give you the answer.

    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 6:26 PM on Mar. 16, 2011

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