Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Subtract fractions

Subtract 9/49 from 16/8

1st number: 2 0/8, 2nd number: 9/49

16/8 - 9/49 is 89/49.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 49 is 392
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 49 = 392,
    16/8 = 16 × 49/8 × 49 = 784/392
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 8 = 392,
    9/49 = 9 × 8/49 × 8 = 72/392
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    784/392 - 72/392 = 784 - 72/392 = 712/392
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 89/49
  6. In mixed form: 140/49

Related:

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

© everydaycalculation.com