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what is the answer to 5 2/6 minus 2 4/6

5 2/6 - 2 4/6
 

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Vivian L. | Microsoft Word/Excel/Outlook, essay composition, math; I LOVE TO TEACHMicrosoft Word/Excel/Outlook, essay comp...
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Hi Renee;
5 2/6 is also 5 1/3.  Let's convert this from a mixed fraction into a fraction.
[(5)(3)]+1=16
This is 16/3
 
2 4/6 is also 2 2/3.  Let's convert this from a mixed fraction into a fraction.
[(2)(3)]+2=8
This is 8/3
 
(16/3)-(8/3)
(16-8)/3=8/3  This is also 2 2/3.