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11 December, 05:23

What is answer to 4 1/4 - 2 5/6?

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  1. 11 December, 06:26
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    17

    Step-by-step explanation:

    4 1/4 - 2 5/6

    These are mixed fractions

    Step one

    Convert mixed fraction to improper fraction

    4 1/4 = [ (4*4) + 1]/4 = (16+1) / 4=17/4

    2 5/6 = [ (2*6) + 5]/6 = (12+5) / 6=17/6

    Step 2

    Difference between 17/4 and 17/6

    Find the lowest common multiples of the denominators of both fractions

    Multiples of 4

    4*1=4

    4*2=8

    4*3=12

    Multiples of 6

    6*1=6

    6*2=12

    The lowest common multiple (LCM) of 4 and 6 is 12

    Step 3

    Multiply each fraction by the LCM, 12

    [ (17/4) * 12] - [ (17/6) * 12]=51-34=17
  2. 11 December, 07:10
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    The answer is 17 ...
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