Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Subtract fractions

Subtract 10/24 from 4/2

1st number: 2 0/2, 2nd number: 10/24

4/2 - 10/24 is 19/12.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 24 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 12 = 24,
    4/2 = 4 × 12/2 × 12 = 48/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 1 = 24,
    10/24 = 10 × 1/24 × 1 = 10/24
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    48/24 - 10/24 = 48 - 10/24 = 38/24
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 19/12
  6. In mixed form: 17/12

Related:

Use fraction calculator with our all-in-one calculator app: Download for Android, Download for iOS

© everydaycalculation.com