Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Answers.everydaycalculation.com » Subtract fractions

Subtract 7/9 from 45/3

1st number: 15 0/3, 2nd number: 7/9

45/3 - 7/9 is 128/9.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 9 is 9
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 3 = 9,
    45/3 = 45 × 3/3 × 3 = 135/9
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 1 = 9,
    7/9 = 7 × 1/9 × 1 = 7/9
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    135/9 - 7/9 = 135 - 7/9 = 128/9
  5. In mixed form: 142/9

MathStep (Works offline)

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

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com