**Example 1:** Find the mixed fraction subtraction of 5 3/4 - 2 1/2.

**Solution:** Convert into improper fractions i.e 5 3/4 = 23/4 and 2 1/2 = 5/2

Denominators are unlike, make the denominator same by finding LCM of denominators. i.e 23/4 and 10/4

Subtract both fractions then convert into mixed fraction i.e 23/4 - 10/4 = 13/4 = 3 1/4

Mixed fraction subtraction of

** 5 3/4 - 2 1/2 ** = 3 1/4.

**Example 2:** Find the mixed fraction subtraction of 7 1/3 - 4 2/5.

**Solution:** Convert into improper fractions i.e 7 1/3 = 22/3 and 4 2/5 = 22/5

Denominators are unlike, make the denominator same by finding LCM of denominators.

i.e 110/15 and 66/15

Subtract both fractions and convert into mixed fraction

i.e 110/15 - 66/15 = 44/15 = 2 14/15

Mixed fraction subtraction of

** 7 1/3 - 4 2/5 ** = 2 14/15.

**Example 3:** Find the mixed fraction subtraction of 9 1/2 - 3 3/4.

**Solution:** Convert into improper fractions i.e 9 1/2 = 19/2 and 3 3/4 = 15/4

Denominators are unlike, make the denominator same by finding LCM of denominators.

i.e 38/4 and 15/4

Subtract both fractions and convert into mixed fraction

i.e 38/4 - 15/4 = 23/4 = 5 3/4

Mixed fraction subtraction of

** 9 1/2 - 3 3/4 ** = 5 3/4.

**Example 4:** Find the mixed fraction subtraction of 6 2/5 - 2 4/9.

**Solution:** Convert into improper fractions i.e 6 2/5 = 32/5 and 2 4/9 = 22/9

Denominators are unlike, make the denominator same by finding LCM of denominators. i.e 288/45 and 110/45

Subtract both fractions and convert into mixed fraction

i.e 288/45 - 110/45 = 178/45 = 3 43/45

Mixed fraction subtraction of

** 6 2/5 - 2 4/9 ** = 3 43/45.

**Example 5:** Find the mixed fraction subtraction of 8 3/4 - 5 1/3.

**Solution:** Convert into improper fractions i.e 8 3/4 = 35/4 and 5 1/3 = 16/3

Denominators are unlike, make the denominator same by finding LCM of denominators.

i.e 105/12 and 64/12

Subtract both fractions and convert into mixed fraction

i.e 105/12 - 64/12 = 41/12 = 3 5/12

Mixed fraction subtraction of

** 8 3/4 - 5 1/3 ** = 3 5/12.