Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Subtract fractions

Subtract 5/12 from 20/35

20/35 - 5/12 is 13/84.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 12 is 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 12 = 420,
    20/35 = 20 × 12/35 × 12 = 240/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 35 = 420,
    5/12 = 5 × 35/12 × 35 = 175/420
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    240/420 - 175/420 = 240 - 175/420 = 65/420
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 13/84

Related:

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

© everydaycalculation.com