Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Answers.everydaycalculation.com » Subtract fractions

Subtract 45/24 from 56/7

1st number: 8 0/7, 2nd number: 1 21/24

56/7 - 45/24 is 49/8.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 7 and 24 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 7 × 24 = 168,
    56/7 = 56 × 24/7 × 24 = 1344/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 7 = 168,
    45/24 = 45 × 7/24 × 7 = 315/168
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1344/168 - 315/168 = 1344 - 315/168 = 1029/168
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 49/8
  6. In mixed form: 61/8

MathStep (Works offline)

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

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com