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Subtract 3/45 from 15/75

15/75 - 3/45 is 2/15.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 75 and 45 is 225
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 75 × 3 = 225,
    15/75 = 15 × 3/75 × 3 = 45/225
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 5 = 225,
    3/45 = 3 × 5/45 × 5 = 15/225
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    45/225 - 15/225 = 45 - 15/225 = 30/225
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 2/15

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