# James has #4 3/4# feet of rope. He plans to cut off #1 1/2# feet from the rope. How much rope will be left?

See a solution process below:

The calculation for this is:

First, convert both mixed numbers into improper fractions:

Next, we need to get the fraction on the right over a common denominator with the fraction on the left:

Now we can subtract the numerators over the common denominator and convert the result back to a mixed number:

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