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26 December, 02:58

12 1/2 subtract 5 3/8

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  1. 26 December, 04:54
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    Answer: 7 and 1/8

    Step-by-step explanation: To subtract mixed numbers such as 8 and 5/16 - 5 and 3/8, we first subtract the fractions.

    Notice that 1/2 and 3/8 are unlike fractions so we need a common denominator, which in this case is 8.

    Since 1/2 does not have 8 in the denominator, we multiply the numerator and denominator of 1/2 by 4 and we get the equivalent fraction 4/8.

    Now we have 12 and 4/8 - 5 and 3/8.

    Now, subtract the fractions. So we have 4/8 - 3/8 which is 1/8. Then we subtract the whole numbers. 12 - 5 is 7 so we have 7 and 1/8 as our answer.

    Therefore, 12 and 1/2 - 5 and 3/8 is 7 and 1/8.
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