Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Answers.everydaycalculation.com » Subtract fractions

Subtract 10/24 from 30/12

1st number: 2 6/12, 2nd number: 10/24

30/12 - 10/24 is 25/12.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 24 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 2 = 24,
    30/12 = 30 × 2/12 × 2 = 60/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 1 = 24,
    10/24 = 10 × 1/24 × 1 = 10/24
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    60/24 - 10/24 = 60 - 10/24 = 50/24
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 25/12
  6. In mixed form: 21/12

MathStep (Works offline)

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

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com