Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Answers.everydaycalculation.com » Subtract fractions

Subtract 45/7 from 6/5

1st number: 1 1/5, 2nd number: 6 3/7

6/5 - 45/7 is -183/35.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 7 is 35
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 7 = 35,
    6/5 = 6 × 7/5 × 7 = 42/35
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 5 = 35,
    45/7 = 45 × 5/7 × 5 = 225/35
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    42/35 - 225/35 = 42 - 225/35 = -183/35

MathStep (Works offline)

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

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com