Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Subtract fractions

Subtract 8/6 from 45/70

1st number: 45/70, 2nd number: 1 2/6

45/70 - 8/6 is -29/42.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 70 and 6 is 210
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 70 × 3 = 210,
    45/70 = 45 × 3/70 × 3 = 135/210
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 35 = 210,
    8/6 = 8 × 35/6 × 35 = 280/210
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    135/210 - 280/210 = 135 - 280/210 = -145/210
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -29/42

MathStep (Works offline)

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

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com