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Dear All,
How to solve the below problem.

Substract 27 5/4 from 43 1/6

A)15
B)15 5/84
C)15 8/24
D)15 15/20
E)15 17/21

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Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:20 am
Is the first number supposed to be 27 4/5?

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Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:28 am
43 1/6 = 41 13/6
27 5/4 = 27 5/4
Subtract = (41-27) + (13/6-5/4) = 14 + (26-15)/12 = 14 11/12
Something wrong in the question.

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Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:31 am
Bill@VeritasPrep wrote:
Is the first number supposed to be 27 4/5?
43 1/6 is the first number.

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Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:34 am
This is what I meant:

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Substract 27 5/4 from 43 1/6
None of those answers are possible with 27 5/4.

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