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Subtract 84/10 from 5/84

1st number: 5/84, 2nd number: 8 4/10

5/84 - 84/10 is -3503/420.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 10 is 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 5 = 420,
    5/84 = 5 × 5/84 × 5 = 25/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 42 = 420,
    84/10 = 84 × 42/10 × 42 = 3528/420
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    25/420 - 3528/420 = 25 - 3528/420 = -3503/420

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