Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

1^{st} number: 2 0/4, 2^{nd} number: 1/7

84 - 17 is 137.

- Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:

LCM of 4 and 7 is**28**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 28 - For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 7 = 28,

84 = 8 × 74 × 7 = 5628 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 4 = 28,

17 = 1 × 47 × 4 = 428 - Subtract the two like fractions:

5628 - 428 = 56 - 428 = 5228 - After reducing the fraction, the answer is 137
- In mixed form: 167

MathStep (Works offline)

Download our mobile app and learn to work with fractions in your own time:

Android and iPhone/ iPad

Related: ^{16}/_{4}-^{1}/_{7} ^{8}/_{4}-^{2}/_{7} ^{8}/_{4}-^{1}/_{14} ^{24}/_{4}-^{1}/_{7} ^{8}/_{4}-^{3}/_{7} ^{8}/_{12}-^{1}/_{7} ^{8}/_{4}-^{1}/_{21} ^{40}/_{4}-^{1}/_{7} ^{8}/_{4}-^{5}/_{7} ^{8}/_{20}-^{1}/_{7} ^{8}/_{4}-^{1}/_{35} ^{56}/_{4}-^{1}/_{7} ^{8}/_{28}-^{1}/_{7} ^{8}/_{4}-^{1}/_{49}

© everydaycalculation.com