How to Subtract Mixed Numbers With Borrowing

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Subtracting mixed numbers with borrowing will require you to first line up your numbers. Subtract mixed numbers with borrowing with help from a professional private tutor in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Rachel, and today we're going to be going over how to subtract mixed numbers with borrowing. The important thing you have to learn is just like any subtraction problem, you want to line it up. If you have 60 minus 12, you want to make sure that you line up the 12 right under the 60, the zero above the two, and the six above the one. Then you subtract. But, we all know that zero minus two, we can't do that, right? That becomes negative, and right now we haven't learned negative numbers yet. So we have to change the zero into a 10, we're going to borrow from the six. So, we're going to make whatever number this is ten more than it actually is. So this is zero, we're gonna add ten and make it ten, and we're gonna borrow from the six. We're just borrowing one number. So the six becomes one less, it becomes a five. Then we just subtract like normal. 10 minus two is eight, and five minus one is four, and that's our answer. You just have to remember that the six becomes the five, so it changes, and so you're not gonna multi, you're not gonna subtract six minus one, you're gonna subtract five minus one to get the four. I'm Rachel, and thanks for learning with us today.


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