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active| newest | oldest1 1/3 = 4/3 or 8/6

7/6 - 8/6 = -1/6

That's minus one sixth.

Or is there a rule that we cannot help people with their homework?

Ask me another.

<blush>

It's 1 5/6

3 1/6 is indeed not 7/6 - I have no idea where I got that one from - sorry if you used my answer and failed your homework.

3 1/6 is 19/6 so the correct answer is 1 5/6.

Thanks for the best answer vote - I don't really deserve it. But I takes my wins wherever they come from.

Apologies to all my fellow answerers - I will try harder.

Ask me another (if you dare).

. The unofficial, unspoken rule seems to be that is OK to help, but one shouldn't provide the answers.

On the other hand, I've occasionally been known to post deliberately wrong answers to homework problems. If they can't work out why it's wrong, well, that's what they get for trying to go the lazy route.

(Everyone recognizes homework. We've all done those same problems. )

^{1}/_{6}=^{19}/_{6}1

^{1}/_{3}=^{4}/_{3}=^{8}/_{6}19 - 8 = 11

^{11}/_{6}= 1^{5}/_{6 }Or you could try...

31/6 - 22/6 =

9/6 =

1.5

Does that help?