Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Subtract fractions

Subtract 10/5 from 3/4

1st number: 3/4, 2nd number: 2 0/5

3/4 - 10/5 is -5/4.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 5 is 20
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 5 = 20,
    3/4 = 3 × 5/4 × 5 = 15/20
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 4 = 20,
    10/5 = 10 × 4/5 × 4 = 40/20
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    15/20 - 40/20 = 15 - 40/20 = -25/20
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -5/4

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com