Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Subtract fractions

Subtract 98/63 from 5/36

1st number: 5/36, 2nd number: 1 35/63

5/36 - 98/63 is -17/12.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 63 is 252
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 7 = 252,
    5/36 = 5 × 7/36 × 7 = 35/252
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 63 × 4 = 252,
    98/63 = 98 × 4/63 × 4 = 392/252
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    35/252 - 392/252 = 35 - 392/252 = -357/252
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -17/12

MathStep (Works offline)

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

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com