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Subtract 48/18 from 30/4

1st number: 7 2/4, 2nd number: 2 12/18

30/4 - 48/18 is 29/6.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 18 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 9 = 36,
    30/4 = 30 × 9/4 × 9 = 270/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 2 = 36,
    48/18 = 48 × 2/18 × 2 = 96/36
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    270/36 - 96/36 = 270 - 96/36 = 174/36
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 29/6
  6. In mixed form: 45/6

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