Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Subtract fractions

Subtract 18/8 from 18/14

1st number: 1 4/14, 2nd number: 2 2/8

18/14 - 18/8 is -27/28.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 8 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 4 = 56,
    18/14 = 18 × 4/14 × 4 = 72/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 7 = 56,
    18/8 = 18 × 7/8 × 7 = 126/56
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    72/56 - 126/56 = 72 - 126/56 = -54/56
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -27/28

Related:

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

© everydaycalculation.com