# -8 2/3 - -5 1/3

How would you set up?

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http://www.themathpage.com/ARITH/add-fractions-subtract-fractions-1.htm

the answer would be -3 1/3

## 5/12+1/2+2/3=

## To set up the subtraction problem, you need to find a common denominator for the mixed numbers. In this case, the common denominator is 3.

First, convert the mixed numbers into improper fractions. -8 2/3 becomes -26/3, and -5 1/3 becomes -16/3.

Now, subtract the two improper fractions:

-26/3 - (-16/3)

To subtract fractions, you need to change the sign of the second fraction and then add the fractions together.

-26/3 + 16/3 = -10/3

The result is -10/3.

Now, you can convert the improper fraction back into a mixed number.

Divide the numerator (-10) by the denominator (3):

-10 รท 3 = -3 remainder 1

Therefore, the answer is -3 1/3.