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Subtract 70/20 from 56/50

1st number: 1 6/50, 2nd number: 3 10/20

56/50 - 70/20 is -119/50.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 20 is 100

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 100
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 2 = 100,
    56/50 = 56 × 2/50 × 2 = 112/100
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 5 = 100,
    70/20 = 70 × 5/20 × 5 = 350/100
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    112/100 - 350/100 = 112 - 350/100 = -238/100
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -119/50

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