Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Subtract fractions

Subtract 25/9 from 2/5

1st number: 2/5, 2nd number: 2 7/9

2/5 - 25/9 is -107/45.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 9 is 45
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 9 = 45,
    2/5 = 2 × 9/5 × 9 = 18/45
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 5 = 45,
    25/9 = 25 × 5/9 × 5 = 125/45
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    18/45 - 125/45 = 18 - 125/45 = -107/45

Related:

Use fraction calculator with our all-in-one calculator app: Download for Android, Download for iOS

© everydaycalculation.com