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Subtract 45/8 from 25/30

1st number: 25/30, 2nd number: 5 5/8

25/30 - 45/8 is -115/24.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 8 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 4 = 120,
    25/30 = 25 × 4/30 × 4 = 100/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 15 = 120,
    45/8 = 45 × 15/8 × 15 = 675/120
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    100/120 - 675/120 = 100 - 675/120 = -575/120
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -115/24

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