How do you subtract a decimal from a whole number?

Algebra
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The question is 5.99-6 how do i solve this? 

Oct 27th, 2015

Thank you for the opportunity to help you with your question!

What you need to do is make the 6 into a decimal as well. 6 is a whole number so it is simply followed by 0's.

What you are going to do is 5.99-6.00 and just proceed with normal subtraction. Switch the order of the subtraction to 6.00-5.99 and just remember to change the sign of your answer because the order of subtraction is in reverse.

6.00 -
5.99 =
0.01
Just use the borrowing method you would do in normal subtraction and just bring the decimal point down as show above. Now change the sign because you are actually doing the subtraction in reverse.
The answer is...
-0.01
Please let me know if you need any clarification. I'm always happy to answer your questions.
Oct 27th, 2015

what about 

-13/3-6/11 ??

Oct 27th, 2015

do i need to find the LCD or something like that first ??? i get confused on these problems 

Oct 27th, 2015

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Oct 27th, 2015

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Oct 27th, 2015

ok how do i do that ?

Oct 27th, 2015

It looks like you posted it already.

Oct 27th, 2015

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Oct 27th, 2015

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Oct 27th, 2015

i dont know what im doing ok i thought i already chose yu

Oct 27th, 2015

No not yet to my knowledge.

Oct 27th, 2015

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