Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Subtract fractions

Subtract 5/63 from 60/42

1st number: 1 18/42, 2nd number: 5/63

60/42 - 5/63 is 85/63.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 63 is 126
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 3 = 126,
    60/42 = 60 × 3/42 × 3 = 180/126
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 63 × 2 = 126,
    5/63 = 5 × 2/63 × 2 = 10/126
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    180/126 - 10/126 = 180 - 10/126 = 170/126
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 85/63
  6. In mixed form: 122/63

MathStep (Works offline)

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

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com