Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Subtract fractions

Subtract 50/30 from 56/75

1st number: 56/75, 2nd number: 1 20/30

56/75 - 50/30 is -23/25.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 75 and 30 is 150
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 75 × 2 = 150,
    56/75 = 56 × 2/75 × 2 = 112/150
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 5 = 150,
    50/30 = 50 × 5/30 × 5 = 250/150
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    112/150 - 250/150 = 112 - 250/150 = -138/150
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -23/25

MathStep (Works offline)

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

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com