im having problems taking numbers like 250 and substracting it froma fraction like 3/4

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# 2 Answers

Sometimes it is easier to see it without so many words. See if this helps some

250 = 250/1 So, your problem is 250/1 - 3/4.

The common denominator for 1 and 4 is 4. Therefore, you multiply:

250 x 4 1000

¯¯¯¯‾‾ = ‾‾‾‾ ; now you have like denominators. Last step is to subtract.

1 x 4 4

1000/4 - 3/4 or 1000 - 3

‾¯‾¯‾¯¯ ; Your final answer would be 997/4.

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If you want to change it to a mixed number, just remember that the line between your numerator and denominator means divide. So, 997 ÷ 4 = 249 with a remainder of 1 (which will be your numerator in the fractional part of your mixed number). Your denominator will be the number you divided by (4). So, your mixed number would be 249 1/4.

Hope that helps some.

1 x 4 4

Remember how to add fractions?

We have to get a common denominator (the bottom of the fractions must be the same).

so..... one way is to change both numbers into fractions (since 3/4 can not be turned into a whole number).

250 can be changed to a fraction by dividing it by 1. e.g 250/1

now we have 250/1, lets multiply both the top and bottom (numerator and denominator) by 4 to get the same denominator as in 3/4.

250/1 * 4/4 (remember how to multiply factions? Just multiply the tops and multiply the bottoms.

now we have 1000/4 - 3/4. Once we have the common denominator, we can just add the tops and put it over the bottom. (1000 - 3) /4

which = 997/4. simplify if possible or just turn it into a mixed number.

997 / 4 as a mixed number is 249 with a remainder of 1 so the answer as a mixed number would be 249 1/4.

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