Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Subtract fractions

Subtract 5/70 from 21/6

1st number: 3 3/6, 2nd number: 5/70

21/6 - 5/70 is 24/7.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 70 is 210
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 35 = 210,
    21/6 = 21 × 35/6 × 35 = 735/210
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 70 × 3 = 210,
    5/70 = 5 × 3/70 × 3 = 15/210
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    735/210 - 15/210 = 735 - 15/210 = 720/210
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 24/7
  6. In mixed form: 33/7

Related:

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

© everydaycalculation.com