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26 January, 20:31

Find the difference of 5 3/12 and 1 4/9

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  1. 26 January, 20:47
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    First convert the fractions so they have a common denominator (36)

    3/12=9/36 4/9=16/36

    Then add the whole numbers (as fractions)

    9/36+180/36=189/36

    16/36+36/36=52/36

    189/36-52/36=137/36

    Now Simplify

    137/36=3 29/36

    3 29/36
  2. 26 January, 21:52
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    5 3/12-1 4/9---> Original equation.

    63/12-13/9---> Change into fraction.

    3 (63) - 4 (13) / 36 - - - > Find the LCM and multiply.

    189-52/36--->Subtract.

    137/36---> (decimal:3.8).
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