Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Answers.everydaycalculation.com » Subtract fractions

Subtract 63/40 from 56/5

1st number: 11 1/5, 2nd number: 1 23/40

56/5 - 63/40 is 77/8.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 40 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 8 = 40,
    56/5 = 56 × 8/5 × 8 = 448/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 1 = 40,
    63/40 = 63 × 1/40 × 1 = 63/40
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    448/40 - 63/40 = 448 - 63/40 = 385/40
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 77/8
  6. In mixed form: 95/8

MathStep (Works offline)

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

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com