# how would you sloved this problem? 3 1/4 - 1 5/6 =

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### 2 Answers

Notice that the problem involves subtraction of two mixed fractions, hence you need to convert these mixed fractions into improper fractions such that:

`3 1/4 = (3*4+1)/4 = 13/4`

`1 5/6 = (1*6 + 5)/6 = 11/6`

Hence you need to find the difference between `13/4 - 11/6` such that:

`13/4 - 11/6`

You need to bring these fractions to a common denominator such that:

`13*3/12 - 11*2/12 = (39 - 22)/12 = 17/12`

You need to convert the improper fraction `17/12` into a mixed fraction such that `17/12 = 1 5/12`

**Hence, evaluating subtraction of mixed fractions yields `3 1/4 - 1 5/6 = 1 5/12` .**