Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Answers.everydaycalculation.com » Subtract fractions

Subtract 98/56 from 56/84

1st number: 56/84, 2nd number: 1 42/56

56/84 - 98/56 is -13/12.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 56 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 2 = 168,
    56/84 = 56 × 2/84 × 2 = 112/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,
    98/56 = 98 × 3/56 × 3 = 294/168
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    112/168 - 294/168 = 112 - 294/168 = -182/168
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -13/12

MathStep (Works offline)

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

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com