Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Subtract fractions

Subtract 2/7 from 6/15

6/15 - 2/7 is 4/35.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 7 is 105
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 7 = 105,
    6/15 = 6 × 7/15 × 7 = 42/105
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 15 = 105,
    2/7 = 2 × 15/7 × 15 = 30/105
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    42/105 - 30/105 = 42 - 30/105 = 12/105
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 4/35

Related:

Use fraction calculator with our all-in-one calculator app: Download for Android, Download for iOS

© everydaycalculation.com