# Subtraction of Mixed Numbers

Subtract Mixed Numbers

• Step 1. Convert each mixed number to an improper fraction

• Step 2. Convert the denominators in each fraction to a common denominator.

• Step 3. Subtract the numerators.

• Step 4. Place the answer obtained by subtracting the numerators (Step 3.) over the common denominator to form a new fraction.

• Step 5. Simplify the new fraction.

What is 2 ¼ - 3/10 ?

### Comments for Subtraction of Mixed Numbers

 Mar 31, 2013 Subtraction by: Staff Answer Part I • Step 1. Convert each mixed number to an improper fraction • Step 2. Convert the denominators in each fraction to a common denominator. ----------------------------------------------------

 Mar 31, 2013 Subtraction by: Staff ---------------------------------------------------- Part II Step 3. Subtract the numerators. and Step 4. Place the answer obtained by subtracting the numerators (Step 3.) over the common denominator to form a new fraction. Step 5. Simplify the new fraction. The final answer is: Thanks for writing. Staff www.solving-math-problems.com