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Subtract 27/7 from 12/3

1st number: 4 0/3, 2nd number: 3 6/7

12/3 - 27/7 is 1/7.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 7 is 21
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 7 = 21,
    12/3 = 12 × 7/3 × 7 = 84/21
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 3 = 21,
    27/7 = 27 × 3/7 × 3 = 81/21
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    84/21 - 81/21 = 84 - 81/21 = 3/21
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 1/7

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