Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Answers.everydaycalculation.com » Subtract fractions

Subtract 7/80 from 12/35

12/35 - 7/80 is 143/560.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 80 is 560

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 560
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 16 = 560,
    12/35 = 12 × 16/35 × 16 = 192/560
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 80 × 7 = 560,
    7/80 = 7 × 7/80 × 7 = 49/560
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    192/560 - 49/560 = 192 - 49/560 = 143/560

MathStep (Works offline)

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

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com