Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Subtract fractions

Subtract 25/12 from 50/24

1st number: 2 2/24, 2nd number: 2 1/12

50/24 - 25/12 is 0/1.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 12 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 1 = 24,
    50/24 = 50 × 1/24 × 1 = 50/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 2 = 24,
    25/12 = 25 × 2/12 × 2 = 50/24
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    50/24 - 50/24 = 50 - 50/24 = 0/24
  5. The answer is 0

MathStep (Works offline)

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

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com