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Subtract 40/49 from 63/4

1st number: 15 3/4, 2nd number: 40/49

63/4 - 40/49 is 2927/196.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 49 is 196
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 49 = 196,
    63/4 = 63 × 49/4 × 49 = 3087/196
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 4 = 196,
    40/49 = 40 × 4/49 × 4 = 160/196
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    3087/196 - 160/196 = 3087 - 160/196 = 2927/196
  5. In mixed form: 14183/196

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