Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Answers.everydaycalculation.com » Subtract fractions

Subtract 50/54 from 2/3

2/3 - 50/54 is -7/27.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 54 is 54
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 18 = 54,
    2/3 = 2 × 18/3 × 18 = 36/54
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 54 × 1 = 54,
    50/54 = 50 × 1/54 × 1 = 50/54
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    36/54 - 50/54 = 36 - 50/54 = -14/54
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -7/27

MathStep (Works offline)

Download our mobile app and learn to work with fractions in your own time:
Android and iPhone/ iPad

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com