# Subtract 5 1/2-3 3/8 512-338
Convert 512 to an improper fraction.
A mixed number is an addition of its whole and fractional parts.
5+12-338
Add 5 and 12.
To write 5 as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by 22.
5⋅22+12-338
Combine 5 and 22.
5⋅22+12-338
Combine the numerators over the common denominator.
5⋅2+12-338
Simplify the numerator.
Multiply 5 by 2.
10+12-338
Add 10 and 1.
112-338
112-338
112-338
112-338
Convert 338 to an improper fraction.
A mixed number is an addition of its whole and fractional parts.
112-(3+38)
Add 3 and 38.
To write 3 as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by 88.
112-(3⋅88+38)
Combine 3 and 88.
112-(3⋅88+38)
Combine the numerators over the common denominator.
112-3⋅8+38
Simplify the numerator.
Multiply 3 by 8.
112-24+38
Add 24 and 3.
112-278
112-278
112-278
112-278
To write 112 as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by 44.
112⋅44-278
Write each expression with a common denominator of 8, by multiplying each by an appropriate factor of 1.
Multiply 112 and 44.
11⋅42⋅4-278
Multiply 2 by 4.
11⋅48-278
11⋅48-278
Combine the numerators over the common denominator.
11⋅4-278
Simplify the numerator.
Multiply 11 by 4.
44-278
Subtract 27 from 44.
178
178
The result can be shown in multiple forms.
Exact Form:
178
Decimal Form:
2.125
Mixed Number Form:
218
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