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This is for elementary students

I know this answer and if you are not a elementary student don't answer this is from a fellow teacher Mrs.May

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May I say 2 - 1 + 1/5 - 1/5

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You could also change your mixed fractions to improper and you would have 11/5 - 6/5 which is equal to 5/5 which is equal to 1 : )

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or, you could do it using decimals ....

2 1/5 subtract 1 1/5
= 2.2 - 1.2
= 1

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Or you could lay it out on a number line and notice that the 1/5 to 1/5 goes away :)

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21/5 -1 1/5
11/5-6/5
11-6/5
5/5
=1

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