​Write two expressions to represent the difference between -1 1/2 and 5/6. Then fing the difference showing all of your work.

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The difference is 1½+⅚ because ⅚-(-1½)=1½+⅚.

If we just add the fractions first we get ³⁄₆+⅚=⁸⁄₆=⁴⁄₃=1⅓.

Now we add in the whole number 1⅓+1=2⅓.
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