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### Course: Arithmetic>Unit 9

Lesson 7: Adding and subtracting mixed numbers

# Subtracting mixed numbers with like denominators

Sal practices subtracting mixed numbers with common (like) denominators.

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• if your alive like this post
• this helps me a lot
• I understand the work, but I just don't know how to type it on the computer.
• To type a mixed number, you put the integer, a space, and then the fraction (use / to separate the numerator and denominator):

``  integer fraction  integer numerator/denominator  7 11/12  1 6/12``
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• It is so hard to subtract fractions.😭
Can you explain to me how?
I can not understand.
Thanks!
• Its bascially like 5-1=4 but a fraction example is 3/4-1/4=2/4. Hope this helps :)
• this is so easy am i right?
• no not all people
• if you are a robot upvote this comment
• i am a ghost cuz i did #gocommitdie
• this rally help me out a lout danes
• Here's another way to subtract fractions easily:

Let's say, we have 8 2/3 - 5 1/3.
1. `Whole number - whole number`: 8-5=3.
That will determine the whole number in the final answer.
2. `Numerator - numerator`: 2-1=1.
That will determine the answer's numerator.
3. `Put it all together`: 3 + 1/3 ( Just carry over the starting denominator for the answer's denominator).