Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Subtract fractions

Subtract 3/7 from 1/56

1/56 - 3/7 is -23/56.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 7 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 1 = 56,
    1/56 = 1 × 1/56 × 1 = 1/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 8 = 56,
    3/7 = 3 × 8/7 × 8 = 24/56
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1/56 - 24/56 = 1 - 24/56 = -23/56

MathStep (Works offline)

Download our mobile app and learn to work with fractions in your own time:
Android and iPhone/ iPad

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com