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Subtract 18/45 from 40/2

1st number: 20 0/2, 2nd number: 18/45

40/2 - 18/45 is 98/5.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 45 is 90
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 45 = 90,
    40/2 = 40 × 45/2 × 45 = 1800/90
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 2 = 90,
    18/45 = 18 × 2/45 × 2 = 36/90
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1800/90 - 36/90 = 1800 - 36/90 = 1764/90
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 98/5
  6. In mixed form: 193/5

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