Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Subtract fractions

Subtract 7/32 from 49/21

1st number: 2 7/21, 2nd number: 7/32

49/21 - 7/32 is 203/96.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 21 and 32 is 672
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 21 × 32 = 672,
    49/21 = 49 × 32/21 × 32 = 1568/672
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 32 × 21 = 672,
    7/32 = 7 × 21/32 × 21 = 147/672
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1568/672 - 147/672 = 1568 - 147/672 = 1421/672
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 203/96
  6. In mixed form: 211/96

MathStep (Works offline)

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

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com