Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Subtract fractions

Subtract 8/18 from 14/4

1st number: 3 2/4, 2nd number: 8/18

14/4 - 8/18 is 55/18.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 18 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 9 = 36,
    14/4 = 14 × 9/4 × 9 = 126/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 2 = 36,
    8/18 = 8 × 2/18 × 2 = 16/36
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    126/36 - 16/36 = 126 - 16/36 = 110/36
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 55/18
  6. In mixed form: 31/18

Related:

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

© everydaycalculation.com