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Subtract 40/7 from 50/3

1st number: 16 2/3, 2nd number: 5 5/7

50/3 - 40/7 is 230/21.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 7 is 21
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 7 = 21,
    50/3 = 50 × 7/3 × 7 = 350/21
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 3 = 21,
    40/7 = 40 × 3/7 × 3 = 120/21
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    350/21 - 120/21 = 350 - 120/21 = 230/21
  5. In mixed form: 1020/21

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