Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Subtract fractions

Subtract 5/10 from 4/7

4/7 - 5/10 is 1/14.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 7 and 10 is 70
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 7 × 10 = 70,
    4/7 = 4 × 10/7 × 10 = 40/70
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 7 = 70,
    5/10 = 5 × 7/10 × 7 = 35/70
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    40/70 - 35/70 = 40 - 35/70 = 5/70
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 1/14

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com