Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Answers.everydaycalculation.com » Subtract fractions

Subtract 48/24 from 3/98

1st number: 3/98, 2nd number: 2 0/24

3/98 - 48/24 is -193/98.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 98 and 24 is 1176
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 98 × 12 = 1176,
    3/98 = 3 × 12/98 × 12 = 36/1176
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 49 = 1176,
    48/24 = 48 × 49/24 × 49 = 2352/1176
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    36/1176 - 2352/1176 = 36 - 2352/1176 = -2316/1176
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -193/98

MathStep (Works offline)

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

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com