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posted by Mrs.May .
This is for elementary students
If you had 2 1/5 subtract 1 1/5 what would your answer be
I know this answer and if you are not a elementary student don't answer this is from a fellow teacher Mrs.May

Math 
Damon
May I say 2  1 + 1/5  1/5

Math 
John
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 : )

Math 
Reiny
or, you could do it using decimals ....
2 1/5 subtract 1 1/5
= 2.2  1.2
= 1 
Math 
Damon
Or you could lay it out on a number line and notice that the 1/5 to 1/5 goes away :)

Math 
kusuma
21/5 1 1/5
11/56/5
116/5
5/5
=1
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