Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Answers.everydaycalculation.com » Subtract fractions

Subtract 56/18 from 36/25

1st number: 1 11/25, 2nd number: 3 2/18

36/25 - 56/18 is -376/225.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 25 and 18 is 450
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 25 × 18 = 450,
    36/25 = 36 × 18/25 × 18 = 648/450
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 25 = 450,
    56/18 = 56 × 25/18 × 25 = 1400/450
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    648/450 - 1400/450 = 648 - 1400/450 = -752/450
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -376/225

MathStep (Works offline)

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

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com