Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Answers.everydaycalculation.com » Subtract fractions

Subtract 98/16 from 14/18

1st number: 14/18, 2nd number: 6 2/16

14/18 - 98/16 is -385/72.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 16 is 144
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 8 = 144,
    14/18 = 14 × 8/18 × 8 = 112/144
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 9 = 144,
    98/16 = 98 × 9/16 × 9 = 882/144
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    112/144 - 882/144 = 112 - 882/144 = -770/144
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -385/72

MathStep (Works offline)

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

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com