Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Subtract fractions

Subtract 60/7 from 75/40

1st number: 1 35/40, 2nd number: 8 4/7

75/40 - 60/7 is -375/56.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 7 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 7 = 280,
    75/40 = 75 × 7/40 × 7 = 525/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 40 = 280,
    60/7 = 60 × 40/7 × 40 = 2400/280
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    525/280 - 2400/280 = 525 - 2400/280 = -1875/280
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -375/56

MathStep (Works offline)

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

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com