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## Dan walks to the store every week. It is 11/12 mile from his house. If he walks 3/4 mile, how far does he have to go?

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OK, T, we have to subtract 3/4 from 11/12

If we let the distance he still has to go be D then

D = (11/12 mile) - (3/4 mile)

In order to do this, we have to convert (3/4) to a fraction whose denominator is 12.

(3/4 mile)*(3/3) = (9/12 mile)

So D =(11/12 mile) - (9/12 mile) =

**(2/12 mile) or (1/6 mile)**Hi T;

Sorry, I misread the question. William is correct.

(11/12)-(3/4)

(11/12)-[(3/4)(3/3)]

(11/12)-(9/12)=2/12=1/6