Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Subtract fractions

Subtract 14/7 from 12/4

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

12/4 - 14/7 is 1/1.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 7 is 28
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 7 = 28,
    12/4 = 12 × 7/4 × 7 = 84/28
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 4 = 28,
    14/7 = 14 × 4/7 × 4 = 56/28
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    84/28 - 56/28 = 84 - 56/28 = 28/28
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 1/1

Related:

Use fraction calculator with our all-in-one calculator app: Download for Android, Download for iOS

© everydaycalculation.com