Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Subtract fractions

Subtract 2/9 from 4/56

4/56 - 2/9 is -19/126.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 9 is 504
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 9 = 504,
    4/56 = 4 × 9/56 × 9 = 36/504
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 56 = 504,
    2/9 = 2 × 56/9 × 56 = 112/504
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    36/504 - 112/504 = 36 - 112/504 = -76/504
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -19/126

Related:

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

© everydaycalculation.com