Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Subtract fractions

Subtract 32/60 from 15/90

15/90 - 32/60 is -11/30.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 90 and 60 is 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 90 × 2 = 180,
    15/90 = 15 × 2/90 × 2 = 30/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 3 = 180,
    32/60 = 32 × 3/60 × 3 = 96/180
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    30/180 - 96/180 = 30 - 96/180 = -66/180
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -11/30

MathStep (Works offline)

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

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com