Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Subtract fractions

Subtract 9/16 from 2/12

2/12 - 9/16 is -19/48.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 16 is 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 4 = 48,
    2/12 = 2 × 4/12 × 4 = 8/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 3 = 48,
    9/16 = 9 × 3/16 × 3 = 27/48
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    8/48 - 27/48 = 8 - 27/48 = -19/48

Related:

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

© everydaycalculation.com