How Do You Subtract a Whole Number from a Fraction?

How Do You Subtract a Whole Number from a Fraction?

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Subtracting a whole number from a fraction can be tricky. Luckily, watching this tutorial can make this subtraction no big deal!

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lease common denominator

Background Tutorials

Understand p + q as the number located a distance |q| from p, in the positive or negative direction depending on whether q is positive or negative. Show that a number and its opposite have a sum of 0 (are additive inverses). Interpret sums of rational numbers by describing real-world contexts.

Trying to add fractions with unlike denominators? You're going to need a common denominator first! Follow along with this tutorial and see what you need to do to add these fractions together.