Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Subtract fractions

Subtract 2/8 from 20/49

20/49 - 2/8 is 31/196.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 49 and 8 is 392
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 49 × 8 = 392,
    20/49 = 20 × 8/49 × 8 = 160/392
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 49 = 392,
    2/8 = 2 × 49/8 × 49 = 98/392
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    160/392 - 98/392 = 160 - 98/392 = 62/392
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 31/196

MathStep (Works offline)

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

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com