How to subtract a whole number from a mixed fraction?
Answer: We can subtract a whole number from a mixed fraction using the following steps.
Let us understand this with an example.
1. Convert the mixed fraction into an improper fraction.
2. Rewrite the whole number in terms of a fraction with 1 as the denominator.
3. Subtract the fractions.
Subtract 3 from 5½
5½ = 11/2
Rewrite 3 with 1 as the denominator.
11/2 - 3/1
Now, after taking the LCM of the denominators subtract the fractions: 11/2 – 6/2 = 5/2