Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Answers.everydaycalculation.com » Subtract fractions

Subtract 3/27 from 25/84

25/84 - 3/27 is 47/252.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 27 is 756
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 9 = 756,
    25/84 = 25 × 9/84 × 9 = 225/756
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 28 = 756,
    3/27 = 3 × 28/27 × 28 = 84/756
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    225/756 - 84/756 = 225 - 84/756 = 141/756
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 47/252

MathStep (Works offline)

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

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com