Subtract Fraction from a Whole Number

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Lesson Summary:

In this lesson, Julie Harland teaches how to subtract a fraction or a mixed number from a whole number. She demonstrates two methods to do this: changing all numbers to improper fractions or borrowing and getting a common denominator. Julie also shows how to check if the answer is correct by adding the answer back to what was subtracted, and she provides several practice problems for students to try. Overall, this lesson provides clear and concise instructions for subtracting fractions and mixed numbers from whole numbers.

Lesson Description:

Video shows how to subtract a fraction from a whole number

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you subtract a fraction from a whole number?
  • How do you subtract a mixed number from a whole number?
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  • How do you convert a mixed number into an improper fraction?
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  • How can you subtract 8 - 5/6 by converting 8 into an improper fraction?
  • What are some different methods for subtracting a mixed number from a whole number?
  • How do you subtract 7 - 4/5?
  • How do you subtract 9 - 5 2/3?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This lesson does a good job of showing how to convert a mixed number into an improper fraction and then subtract the fraction from a whole number. All steps are shown and explained with several example problems. A couple of different methods are presented.