How to Subtract Fractions Part 2

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Lesson Summary:

In this math lesson, you will learn how to subtract mixed numbers by borrowing. By following the example problems provided, you will understand how to get a common denominator and rewrite mixed numbers as improper fractions. You will also learn how to determine if borrowing is necessary, and how to simplify the final answer. Whether you choose to use the borrowing method or convert to improper fractions, this lesson will give you the tools you need to successfully subtract mixed numbers.

Lesson Description:

Learn how to subtract mixed numbers by borrowing.

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you subtract mixed numbers by borrowing?
  • How do you subtract two mixed numbers if the smaller mixed number has a larger fraction part?
  • How do you subtract 8 1/5 - 3 4/5 by borrowing?
  • How do you subtract 9 1/2 - 3 2/3 by getting a common denominator and borrowing?
  • How do you subtract mixed numbers by changing the mixed numbers into improper fractions, subtracting, and simplifying?
  • How do you subtract 7 - 2 5/6 by getting a common denominator and borrowing?
  • How do you subtract 8 - 2 1/4 by getting a common denominator and borrowing?
  • How do you subtract 7 - 1 3/10 in your head?
  • How do you subtract 8 1/6 - 3 2/3 by getting a common denominator and borrowing?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This video goes through the most difficult part of the previous lesson -- subtracting mixed numbers in which you must borrow for the fractional part of the first mixed number. All steps are explained very well in this often confusing method.
  • dnkks2008

    • Currently 5.0/5 Stars.
    I really like the way you do each problem over again each different way. I have learned more from your videos than any others I have tried to watch. Thank you