Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Subtract fractions

Subtract 5/54 from 10/8

1st number: 1 2/8, 2nd number: 5/54

10/8 - 5/54 is 125/108.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 54 is 216
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 27 = 216,
    10/8 = 10 × 27/8 × 27 = 270/216
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 54 × 4 = 216,
    5/54 = 5 × 4/54 × 4 = 20/216
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    270/216 - 20/216 = 270 - 20/216 = 250/216
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 125/108
  6. In mixed form: 117/108

MathStep (Works offline)

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

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com