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Subtract 28/40 from 70/16

1st number: 4 6/16, 2nd number: 28/40

70/16 - 28/40 is 147/40.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 40 is 80
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 5 = 80,
    70/16 = 70 × 5/16 × 5 = 350/80
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 2 = 80,
    28/40 = 28 × 2/40 × 2 = 56/80
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    350/80 - 56/80 = 350 - 56/80 = 294/80
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 147/40
  6. In mixed form: 327/40

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