Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Subtract fractions

Subtract 7/8 from 16/98

16/98 - 7/8 is -279/392.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 98 and 8 is 392
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 98 × 4 = 392,
    16/98 = 16 × 4/98 × 4 = 64/392
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 49 = 392,
    7/8 = 7 × 49/8 × 49 = 343/392
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    64/392 - 343/392 = 64 - 343/392 = -279/392

MathStep (Works offline)

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

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com