Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Answers.everydaycalculation.com » Subtract fractions

Subtract 3/6 from 40/4

1st number: 10 0/4, 2nd number: 3/6

40/4 - 3/6 is 19/2.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 6 is 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 3 = 12,
    40/4 = 40 × 3/4 × 3 = 120/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 2 = 12,
    3/6 = 3 × 2/6 × 2 = 6/12
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    120/12 - 6/12 = 120 - 6/12 = 114/12
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 19/2
  6. In mixed form: 91/2

MathStep (Works offline)

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

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com