Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Subtract fractions

Subtract 3/30 from 49/4

1st number: 12 1/4, 2nd number: 3/30

49/4 - 3/30 is 243/20.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 30 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 15 = 60,
    49/4 = 49 × 15/4 × 15 = 735/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 2 = 60,
    3/30 = 3 × 2/30 × 2 = 6/60
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    735/60 - 6/60 = 735 - 6/60 = 729/60
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 243/20
  6. In mixed form: 123/20

Related:

Use fraction calculator with our all-in-one calculator app: Download for Android, Download for iOS

© everydaycalculation.com