Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Subtract fractions

Subtract 3/28 from 36/30

1st number: 1 6/30, 2nd number: 3/28

36/30 - 3/28 is 153/140.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 28 is 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 14 = 420,
    36/30 = 36 × 14/30 × 14 = 504/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 28 × 15 = 420,
    3/28 = 3 × 15/28 × 15 = 45/420
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    504/420 - 45/420 = 504 - 45/420 = 459/420
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 153/140
  6. In mixed form: 113/140

MathStep (Works offline)

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

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com