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decode EVERYTHING about fractions.
Subtract the fraction from the whole number.
If you would like to have a vivid explanation with a detailed example, please read the page Whole Number minus Fraction - How long before school is over?
Step 1: Convert the improper fraction into a mixed number:
The numerator is lower than the denominator - it's a proper fraction.
Nothing to convert!
Step 2: Subtract the proper fraction from the whole number:
Convert "1" of the whole number and convert into a fraction that has the same denominator. Then you can subtract the two fractions that have a common denominator:
|4 -||1||= 3||2||-||1||= 3||1|
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