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Subtract 20/84 from 25/3

1st number: 8 1/3, 2nd number: 20/84

25/3 - 20/84 is 170/21.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 84 is 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 28 = 84,
    25/3 = 25 × 28/3 × 28 = 700/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 84 × 1 = 84,
    20/84 = 20 × 1/84 × 1 = 20/84
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    700/84 - 20/84 = 700 - 20/84 = 680/84
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 170/21
  6. In mixed form: 82/21

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