Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Answers.everydaycalculation.com » Subtract fractions

Subtract 56/40 from 14/16

1st number: 14/16, 2nd number: 1 16/40

14/16 - 56/40 is -21/40.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 40 is 80
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 5 = 80,
    14/16 = 14 × 5/16 × 5 = 70/80
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 2 = 80,
    56/40 = 56 × 2/40 × 2 = 112/80
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    70/80 - 112/80 = 70 - 112/80 = -42/80
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -21/40

MathStep (Works offline)

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

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com