# SOLUTION: how do you work out 6 1/4 - 2 1/2

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Exponents-negative-and-fractional Question 270381: how do you work out 6 1/4 - 2 1/2Found 2 solutions by Alan3354, JBarnum:Answer by Alan3354(30993)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!how do you work out 6 1/4 - 2 1/2 Change to all fractions, sometimes called improper fractions: 25/4 - 5/2 Change to common denominator 25/4 - 10/4 Subtract = 15/4 ------------ Another method: Change to decimals, use a calculator 6.25 - 2.5 = 3.75 Answer by JBarnum(2044)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! first make the improper fraction and then find a common denominator. 6x4+1=25 2x2+1=5 common denom is 4 subtract numerators is answer