Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Answers.everydaycalculation.com » Subtract fractions

Subtract 49/96 from 40/20

1st number: 2 0/20, 2nd number: 49/96

40/20 - 49/96 is 143/96.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 96 is 480

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 480
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 24 = 480,
    40/20 = 40 × 24/20 × 24 = 960/480
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 96 × 5 = 480,
    49/96 = 49 × 5/96 × 5 = 245/480
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    960/480 - 245/480 = 960 - 245/480 = 715/480
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 143/96
  6. In mixed form: 147/96

MathStep (Works offline)

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

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com