Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Subtract fractions

Subtract 5/6 from 7/35

7/35 - 5/6 is -19/30.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 6 is 210
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 6 = 210,
    7/35 = 7 × 6/35 × 6 = 42/210
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 35 = 210,
    5/6 = 5 × 35/6 × 35 = 175/210
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    42/210 - 175/210 = 42 - 175/210 = -133/210
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -19/30

MathStep (Works offline)

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

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com