Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Subtract fractions

Subtract 10/7 from 18/4

1st number: 4 2/4, 2nd number: 1 3/7

18/4 - 10/7 is 43/14.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 7 is 28
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 7 = 28,
    18/4 = 18 × 7/4 × 7 = 126/28
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 4 = 28,
    10/7 = 10 × 4/7 × 4 = 40/28
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    126/28 - 40/28 = 126 - 40/28 = 86/28
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 43/14
  6. In mixed form: 31/14

Related:

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

© everydaycalculation.com