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Lesson 6: Adding and subtracting mixed numbers word problems

# Subtracting mixed numbers with like denominators word problem

Sal solves a word problem involving mixed number subtraction by using a visual model.

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• On one of the word problems you have to subtract a mixed fraction a whole number. I don't see a video to explain this. Can you help please. • Also, when you multiply two fractions less than one, your answer actually gets smaller. Think about the multiplication sign as saying "groups of." 3 x 8 = 24 means 3 groups of 8 are 24.

With fractions, you're still saying that. 1/2 of a group of 12 is 6. 1/3 of a group of 9 is 3.

The procedure for two fractions is to multiply across -- numerator times numerator and denominator times denominator.

1/2 x 2/3 is saying that you have half of a group that was 2/3 of a full group to begin with. So, you had 2 thirds, but not you only have half of that, or 1/3

numerators : 1 x 2 = 2
denominators: 2 x 3 = 6

So the answer is 2/6, which can be reduced to the equivalent fraction 1/3.
• Is there any way you explain it better because I steel don't get thank you😎 • Also, when you multiply two fractions less than one, your answer actually gets smaller. Think about the multiplication sign as saying "groups of." 3 x 8 = 24 means 3 groups of 8 are 24.

With fractions, you're still saying that. 1/2 of a group of 12 is 6. 1/3 of a group of 9 is 3.

The procedure for two fractions is to multiply across -- numerator times numerator and denominator times denominator.

1/2 x 2/3 is saying that you have half of a group that was 2/3 of a full group to begin with. So, you had 2 thirds, but not you only have half of that, or 1/3

numerators : 1 x 2 = 2
denominators: 2 x 3 = 6

So the answer is 2/6, which can be reduced to the equivalent fraction 1/3.
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• I don`t understand this can you make it clearer • Also, when you multiply two fractions less than one, your answer actually gets smaller. Think about the multiplication sign as saying "groups of." 3 x 8 = 24 means 3 groups of 8 are 24.

With fractions, you're still saying that. 1/2 of a group of 12 is 6. 1/3 of a group of 9 is 3.

The procedure for two fractions is to multiply across -- numerator times numerator and denominator times denominator.

1/2 x 2/3 is saying that you have half of a group that was 2/3 of a full group to begin with. So, you had 2 thirds, but not you only have half of that, or 1/3

numerators : 1 x 2 = 2
denominators: 2 x 3 = 6

So the answer is 2/6, which can be reduced to the equivalent fraction 1/3.
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• I don’t get , can you help me? • Also, when you multiply two fractions less than one, your answer actually gets smaller. Think about the multiplication sign as saying "groups of." 3 x 8 = 24 means 3 groups of 8 are 24.

With fractions, you're still saying that. 1/2 of a group of 12 is 6. 1/3 of a group of 9 is 3.

The procedure for two fractions is to multiply across -- numerator times numerator and denominator times denominator.

1/2 x 2/3 is saying that you have half of a group that was 2/3 of a full group to begin with. So, you had 2 thirds, but not you only have half of that, or 1/3

numerators : 1 x 2 = 2
denominators: 2 x 3 = 6

So the answer is 2/6, which can be reduced to the equivalent fraction 1/3.
(1 vote)
• how do • Why does Lily measure the puddles. • anybody like pizza? • You don't need yo use the number line you can just add the numerator (っ °Д °;)っ • how does he solve so fast he needs to slow down. I can`t understand what he saying.i need help i hope some one tells him to slow down please. • Also, when you multiply two fractions less than one, your answer actually gets smaller. Think about the multiplication sign as saying "groups of." 3 x 8 = 24 means 3 groups of 8 are 24.

With fractions, you're still saying that. 1/2 of a group of 12 is 6. 1/3 of a group of 9 is 3.

The procedure for two fractions is to multiply across -- numerator times numerator and denominator times denominator.

1/2 x 2/3 is saying that you have half of a group that was 2/3 of a full group to begin with. So, you had 2 thirds, but not you only have half of that, or 1/3

numerators : 1 x 2 = 2
denominators: 2 x 3 = 6

So the answer is 2/6, which can be reduced to the equivalent fraction 1/3. 