# Combine 3 2/9-1 5/9 329-159
Convert 329 to an improper fraction.
A mixed number is an addition of its whole and fractional parts.
3+29-159
To write 3 as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by 99.
3⋅99+29-159
Combine 3 and 99.
3⋅99+29-159
Combine the numerators over the common denominator.
3⋅9+29-159
Simplify the numerator.
Multiply 3 by 9.
27+29-159
299-159
299-159
299-159
299-159
Convert 159 to an improper fraction.
A mixed number is an addition of its whole and fractional parts.
299-(1+59)
Write 1 as a fraction with a common denominator.
299-(99+59)
Combine the numerators over the common denominator.
299-9+59
299-149
299-149
299-149
Combine the numerators over the common denominator.
29-149
Subtract 14 from 29.
159
Cancel the common factor of 15 and 9.
Factor 3 out of 15.
3(5)9
Cancel the common factors.
Factor 3 out of 9.
3⋅53⋅3
Cancel the common factor.
3⋅53⋅3
Rewrite the expression.
53
53
53
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