Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Subtract fractions

Subtract 7/24 from 15/3

1st number: 5 0/3, 2nd number: 7/24

15/3 - 7/24 is 113/24.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 24 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 8 = 24,
    15/3 = 15 × 8/3 × 8 = 120/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 1 = 24,
    7/24 = 7 × 1/24 × 1 = 7/24
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    120/24 - 7/24 = 120 - 7/24 = 113/24
  5. In mixed form: 417/24

Related:

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

© everydaycalculation.com