Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Subtract fractions

Subtract 4/30 from 15/2

1st number: 7 1/2, 2nd number: 4/30

15/2 - 4/30 is 221/30.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 30 is 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 15 = 30,
    15/2 = 15 × 15/2 × 15 = 225/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 1 = 30,
    4/30 = 4 × 1/30 × 1 = 4/30
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    225/30 - 4/30 = 225 - 4/30 = 221/30
  5. In mixed form: 711/30

MathStep (Works offline)

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

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com