## What is the meaning of borrowing with mixed number subtraction?

If the fraction portion of a mixed number, such as 2 5/6, is more than the fraction portion of the mixed number you’re trying to subtract from, such as 3 1/6, you must “borrow” from the whole number of the mixed number you’re trying to subtract from to make its fraction bigger.

### How do you subtract mixed numbers with common denominators?

Subtract mixed numbers with like denominators

- Rewrite the problem in vertical form.
- Compare the two fractions. If the top fraction is larger than the bottom fraction, go to Step 3.
- Subtract the fractions.
- Subtract the whole numbers.
- Simplify, if possible.

**How do you subtract a mixed number?**

How to subtract mixed numbers having the same denominator: Make the first numerator larger than the second if it is not. Subtract the second numerator from the first. Place that difference over the common denominator. Subtract the integer portions of the two mixed numbers. State the answer.

**How do you subtract mixed numbers with fractions?**

Subtract the whole number of the smaller mixed number from the whole number of the new larger mixed number. If the proper fractions have similar denominators, subtract the numerators directly and remain the denominator as it is.

## How do you put a mixed number into a fraction?

The first step to converting a mixed number to a fraction is to convert the whole number to a fraction. To do this, multiply the whole number by the denominator of the fraction.

### What is adding and subtracting fractions?

Add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators (including mixed numbers) by replacing given fractions with equivalent fractions in such a way as to produce an equivalent sum or difference of fractions with like denominators. For example, 2/3 + 5/4 = 8/12 + 15/12 = 23/12.