Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Subtract fractions

Subtract 54/24 from 15/50

1st number: 15/50, 2nd number: 2 6/24

15/50 - 54/24 is -39/20.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 24 is 600
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 12 = 600,
    15/50 = 15 × 12/50 × 12 = 180/600
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 25 = 600,
    54/24 = 54 × 25/24 × 25 = 1350/600
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    180/600 - 1350/600 = 180 - 1350/600 = -1170/600
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -39/20

MathStep (Works offline)

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

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com