How to Subtract a Fraction from a Whole Number? Basic Fraction Review
How to Subtract a Fraction from a Whole Number? Basic Fraction Review

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Definition:

Adding and subtracting similar fractions, as well as mixed numbers, is just like doing the said arithmetic operations in whole numbers, with the denominators being copied.

Summary:

  • Addition is an arithmetic operation that results with the sum or total. It is putting two or more numerical values together.
  • Subtraction is the inverse or opposite of addition. It aims to find out how much of a value is left if a certain part of it was taken.

In adding and subtracting similar fractions, the numerators have to be added or subtracted as how it is done to whole numbers. Then, copy the denominator.

Meanwhile, in adding and subtracting mixed numbers, the following steps shall be followed.

Step 1: The given mixed numbers shall be transformed to improper fractions first.

Multiply the whole number and denominator then add the numerator of the fraction. Copy the denominator.

Step 2: Perform the necessary mathematical operation.

Step 3: Simplify if necessary.

When used into word problems, the given situation can be translated into numerical equation using some word clues.

ADDITION – all together, add, both, combine, in all, increased by, plus, sum, together, total

SUBTRACTION – decreased by, difference (between), fewer, how many more, less, less than, minus, remain, remove, spend, subtract, take away

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