Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Answers.everydaycalculation.com » Subtract fractions

Subtract 45/35 from 45/56

1st number: 45/56, 2nd number: 1 10/35

45/56 - 45/35 is -27/56.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 35 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 5 = 280,
    45/56 = 45 × 5/56 × 5 = 225/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 35 × 8 = 280,
    45/35 = 45 × 8/35 × 8 = 360/280
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    225/280 - 360/280 = 225 - 360/280 = -135/280
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -27/56

MathStep (Works offline)

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

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com