How do you subtract a whole number from a fraction?
Answer: To subtract a whole number from a fraction, convert the whole number in the fractional form such that both will be like fractions, and then subtract.
Let's take an example.
1. Rewrite the whole number in fractional form with the same denominator as in the fraction.
2. Subtract the two numerators and retain the denominator.
For example, subtract 4 from 5/3.
1. Rewrite 4 with denominator 3.
i.e, 4 = 12/3
2. Now, 5/3 – 12/3 = –7/3.