Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Subtract fractions

Subtract 6/20 from 24/14

1st number: 1 10/14, 2nd number: 6/20

24/14 - 6/20 is 99/70.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 20 is 140
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 10 = 140,
    24/14 = 24 × 10/14 × 10 = 240/140
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 7 = 140,
    6/20 = 6 × 7/20 × 7 = 42/140
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    240/140 - 42/140 = 240 - 42/140 = 198/140
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 99/70
  6. In mixed form: 129/70

Related:

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

© everydaycalculation.com