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Subtract 5/18 from 70/8

1st number: 8 6/8, 2nd number: 5/18

70/8 - 5/18 is 305/36.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 18 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    70/8 = 70 × 9/8 × 9 = 630/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 4 = 72,
    5/18 = 5 × 4/18 × 4 = 20/72
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    630/72 - 20/72 = 630 - 20/72 = 610/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 305/36
  6. In mixed form: 817/36

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