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Subtract 9/98 from 18/5

1st number: 3 3/5, 2nd number: 9/98

18/5 - 9/98 is 1719/490.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 98 is 490
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 98 = 490,
    18/5 = 18 × 98/5 × 98 = 1764/490
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 98 × 5 = 490,
    9/98 = 9 × 5/98 × 5 = 45/490
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1764/490 - 45/490 = 1764 - 45/490 = 1719/490
  5. In mixed form: 3249/490

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