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Subtract 42/63 from 28/2

1st number: 14 0/2, 2nd number: 42/63

28/2 - 42/63 is 40/3.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 63 is 126
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 63 = 126,
    28/2 = 28 × 63/2 × 63 = 1764/126
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 63 × 2 = 126,
    42/63 = 42 × 2/63 × 2 = 84/126
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1764/126 - 84/126 = 1764 - 84/126 = 1680/126
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 40/3
  6. In mixed form: 131/3

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