Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Subtract fractions

Subtract 1/20 from 35/48

35/48 - 1/20 is 163/240.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 48 and 20 is 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 48 × 5 = 240,
    35/48 = 35 × 5/48 × 5 = 175/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 12 = 240,
    1/20 = 1 × 12/20 × 12 = 12/240
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    175/240 - 12/240 = 175 - 12/240 = 163/240

MathStep (Works offline)

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

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com