what is the answer to 2 4/5 - 1 4/10

 
asked Jan 17, 2012 in Algebra 1 Answers by anonymous

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change both to improper fractions

2 4/5 = 2(5) + 4 = 14/5

1 4/10 = 1(10) + 4 = 14/10

14/5 needs to have a denominator of 10

so (14/5)(2/2) = 28/10

then 28/10 - 14/10 = 14/10

divide both by 2 and 14/10 = 7/5 which is 1 2/5
answered Jan 17, 2012 by Kmartin Level 5 User (11,900 points)

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