Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Answers.everydaycalculation.com » Subtract fractions

Subtract 45/36 from 3/25

1st number: 3/25, 2nd number: 1 9/36

3/25 - 45/36 is -113/100.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 25 and 36 is 900
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 25 × 36 = 900,
    3/25 = 3 × 36/25 × 36 = 108/900
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 25 = 900,
    45/36 = 45 × 25/36 × 25 = 1125/900
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    108/900 - 1125/900 = 108 - 1125/900 = -1017/900
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -113/100

MathStep (Works offline)

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

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com