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Subtract 18/27 from 63/5

1st number: 12 3/5, 2nd number: 18/27

63/5 - 18/27 is 179/15.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 27 is 135
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 27 = 135,
    63/5 = 63 × 27/5 × 27 = 1701/135
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 5 = 135,
    18/27 = 18 × 5/27 × 5 = 90/135
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1701/135 - 90/135 = 1701 - 90/135 = 1611/135
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 179/15
  6. In mixed form: 1114/15

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