Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Subtract fractions

Subtract 5/10 from 18/5

1st number: 3 3/5, 2nd number: 5/10

18/5 - 5/10 is 31/10.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 10 is 10
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 2 = 10,
    18/5 = 18 × 2/5 × 2 = 36/10
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 1 = 10,
    5/10 = 5 × 1/10 × 1 = 5/10
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    36/10 - 5/10 = 36 - 5/10 = 31/10
  5. In mixed form: 31/10

Related:

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

© everydaycalculation.com