-1 5/6 5 1/3?

I need the answer to this! I CANNOT FIND IT. It's probably right in front of my face, and I'm just stupid. Please help!

its a mixed fraction.

-1 5/6 + 5 1/3


I think it helps to write mixed fractions including the addition operator (the plus sign) explicitly, like so:

-(1 + 5/6) + (5 +1/3) = ?

= -1 -5/6 +5 +2/6      [substitute 2/6 =1/3 ]
=-1+5 + (-5/6 +2/6)  [add integer parts and fraction parts separately]
=4 + (-3/6) 
=4 - 1/2           [substitute -1/2=-3/6 ]
= 3 + 1 -1/2    [substitute 3+1 = 4 ]
= 3 +1/2
OR
1 5/6= 11/6
5 1/3 = 16/3 or 32/6
32/6-11/6=21/6= 3.5


Erm... yeah, that works too. You made that look easy. ;-)
rickharris7 years ago
Google is wonderful

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-1 5/6 + 5 1/3=3.5