Subtract Mixed Numbers
Subtract Mixed Numbers: Learn
Mixed numbers consist of an integer followed by a fraction.
integer
numerator
denominator
How to subtract mixed numbers that have the same denominator:
 If the second fraction is larger than the first, borrow 1 whole in the first mixed number
 Subtract the second numerator from the first, and place that difference over the common denominator
 Subtract the integer portions of the two mixed numbers
 State the answer
Example: 
5
1
3
3
2
3


Make the first fraction larger than the second 
5
1
3
4
4
3

Subtract the fractional parts of the mixed numbers 
4
3
2
3
2
3

Subtract the integer portions of the mixed numbers  4  3 = 1 
State final answer: 
1
2
3

Subract Mixed Numbers: Practice
Subtract the mixed numbers.
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