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Subtract 63/84 from 42/28

1st number: 1 14/28, 2nd number: 63/84

42/28 - 63/84 is 3/4.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 28 and 84 is 84

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 28 × 3 = 84,
    42/28 = 42 × 3/28 × 3 = 126/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 84 × 1 = 84,
    63/84 = 63 × 1/84 × 1 = 63/84
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    126/84 - 63/84 = 126 - 63/84 = 63/84
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 3/4

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