# SOLUTION: what is 9 5/9 - 6 5/6?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Numeric Fractions Question 552325: what is 9 5/9 - 6 5/6?Answer by AnlytcPhil(1276)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! We can't subtract because they don't have the same denominator. The LCD of 9 and 6 is 18, because both will divide evenly into 18. So we change to and to We still can't subtract because the upper fraction has a smaller numerator than the lower fraction . So we borrow 1 from the 9, leaving it with 8, and that gives us to add to the fraction which just amounts to adding the denominator 18 to the numerator 10, getting 28, so we have this: And now we can subtract because the numerator above is bigger than the numerator below. So 8 minus 6 gives 2 for the whole part of the answer, and 28-15 gives 13 for the numerator of the answer so we subtract and get: Edwin