Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Answers.everydaycalculation.com » Subtract fractions

Subtract 2/42 from 35/2

1st number: 17 1/2, 2nd number: 2/42

35/2 - 2/42 is 733/42.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 42 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 21 = 42,
    35/2 = 35 × 21/2 × 21 = 735/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 1 = 42,
    2/42 = 2 × 1/42 × 1 = 2/42
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    735/42 - 2/42 = 735 - 2/42 = 733/42
  5. In mixed form: 1719/42

MathStep (Works offline)

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

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com