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rosecute456
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How do I solve 7 1/2-1 7/8

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mackenzielantz

first convert both mixed numbers to improper fractions: 7 1/2 = 15/2 1 7/8 = 15/8 second, make sure both fractions have a common denominator: 15/2 converts to 60/8 third, subtract! 60/8-15/8 = 45/8 your final answer is 5 and 5/8

rstanley9chucks

Since both fractions are "mixed numbers" We can change them up, a little 7 1/2 = 15/2 1 7/8 = 15/8 Now, lets simplify the problem all together 7 + 1/2 - 1 - 7/8 Take out the 7 & 1 So, 7 - 1 = 6 , right? Next, 1/2 - 7/8 = _______ 4/8 - 7/8 = 3/8, right? Next, (part 2) 6 - 3/8 (this would give you your answer So, therefore, your answer would have to be 5 5/8

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