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Subtract 42/27 from 28/3

1st number: 9 1/3, 2nd number: 1 15/27

28/3 - 42/27 is 70/9.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 27 is 27
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 9 = 27,
    28/3 = 28 × 9/3 × 9 = 252/27
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 1 = 27,
    42/27 = 42 × 1/27 × 1 = 42/27
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    252/27 - 42/27 = 252 - 42/27 = 210/27
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 70/9
  6. In mixed form: 77/9

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